For the second year in a row, actor-comedian Martin Mull will host the ShoWest awards banquet, to be held March 8. Honorees this year include Russell Crowe, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Chris Rock.
DreamWorks said Tuesday that it will screen its computer-animated feature "Shrek" during next week's ShoWest.
Nicolas Cage, who most recently toplined the holiday drama "The Family Man" from Universal/Beacon, will be honored with a first-ever distinguished decade of achievement in film award at ShoWest 2001.
Chris Rock, currently seen in Paramount's box office hit "Down to Earth," will be honored as comedy star of the year at ShoWest 2001 in an awards gala March 8 in Las Vegas.
Sandra Bullock, who toplined recent $100 million-plus domestic grosser "Miss Congeniality," will be ShoWest 2001's female star of the year.
Russell Crowe, who just scored a best-thesp Oscar nom for "Gladiator," will be feted as male star of the year at ShoWest 2001.
Joel Wayne, executive vice president of creative advertising at Warner Bros. Pictures, will receive a new award, honoring achievement in motion picture advertising, at ShoWest 2001.
Aussie-born Heath Ledger, who first gained major public exposure starring opposite Mel Gibson in last year's "The Patriot," has been chosen as ShoWest 2001's male star of tomorrow.
Haley Joel Osment, a largely unknown child actor before bowing to critical and public acclaim in 1999's "The Sixth Sense," has been named Showest 2001's supporting actor of the year.
Wolfgang Petersen, whose box office tsunami with Warner Bros.' "The Perfect Storm" capped a string of four films each more successful than the last, will receive the director of the year award at…