Drew Barrymore has been anointed ShoWest 2000 comedy star of the year — the first femme thesp the org has tapped to receive its annual laffer honor.
The actress will pick up her award March 9 from the National Assn. of Theater Owners during its four-day ShoWest confab in Las Vegas.
Barrymore, star of last spring’s hit “Never Been Kissed,” returns to the screen in November in Columbia’s “Charlie’s Angels,” opposite Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen will produce under their Flower Films banner, along with Leonard Goldberg.
Barrymore will also produce and star in an adaptation of Robert Nathan’s novel “So Love Returns.” Other slated projects include voicing a character in the upcoming 20th Century Fox release “Titan AE” and a cameo in Trimark’s spring release “Skipped Parts.”
Most recently, Barrymore was the voice of Olive in Twentieth Television’s holiday animated musical “Olive, the Other Reindeer,” co-produced by Flower Films, Matt Groening and Claudia De La Roca. Also in 1999, Barrymore was named funniest actress in a motion picture for “The Wedding Singer” at the American Comedy Awards.