Elizabeth Banks Tapped for CinemaCon Kudo

Elizabeth Banks: Cinemacon to award actress

Award to be presented April 18

Elizabeth Banks has been tapped to receive CinemaCon’s excellence in acting award.

Banks will be presented with the kudo at the conference’s awards ceremony April 18 at Caesars Palace.

Banks will reprise her role as Effie Trinket in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” due out Nov. 22.  Recent credits include “Pitch Perfect,” “The Hunger Games,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “People Like Us,” “Our Idiot Brother” and “W.”

She’s a two-time Emmy Award nominee for “30 Rock” and has appeared on “Modern Family” and in a recurring role on “Scrubs.”

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  1. When I was the Art Director for the old, and now defunct, ‘St. Louis Weekly’ our beloved Editor & Publisher, a great guy named Ed, bought the syndicated review columns of both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (who were on TV together at the time) and got the great idea to merge their individual print reviews into a type of ‘Siskel & Ebert’ column. Well, Gene was fine with it (I always liked him better, anyways) but Roger blew up and sent a nasty letter back to Ed stating, “…we’re NOT the ‘Incredible Two-Headed Film Critic’!” I never laughed so hard in my life, although Ed was devastated. At that point I was also publishing a cartoon tabloid named “SNICKER” and so, for revenge, I wrote and drew a 2-page spread entitled “Siskel & Ebert Look At The Zapruder Film”. He never responded to that one, so he must have liked it, somehow. But Roger Ebert, even though he was a little uppitty, was a good guy. I’m going to miss him, and I’m glad that he is now re-united with his missing jawbone, which preceeded him in death.

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