Bernie Mac has been named ShoWest comedy star of the year.
Mac next stars in “Guess Who,” Col’s in-law comedy co-starring Ashton Kutcher, to be released March 25.
Mac will be presented with the award at the Las Vegas confab’s closing-night ceremony March 17; event kicks off March 14.
ShoWest’s previously announced award recipients include “Maria Full of Grace” star Catalina Sandino Moreno (international star of the year) and “The Incredibles” helmer Brad Bird (animation director of the year).
Additionally, Japan’s exhibitor/distributor Shochiku has been named international exhibitor of the year. Award will be accepted by prexy Junichi Sakomoto on March 14.
The company, celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, received a Berlinale Camera award during the recent Berlin Film Festival.