On Monday, January 14, 2008 ShoWest's organizers announced that Abigail Breslin will be honored with the title of Female Star of Tommorow. The 11-year-old young actress will be presented with the award at an awards gala held to close the cinema exhibition and distribution event.
On the choosing of Breslin for the honor, the co-managing director of ShoWest, Mitch Neuhauser, said, "Since making her big-screen debut at the tender age of 5, Abigail Breslin has impressed critics and movie fans across the world with her versatile, enchanting and charismatic performances."
Breslin gained film critics recognition for her performance as Olive, a little girl whose dream is to win the Little Miss Sunshine contest, in "Little Miss Sunshine". The little sister of actor Spencer Breslin has starred alongside big names in Hollywood, including Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette in the Fox Searchlight Pictures' comedy film, Kate Hudson in "Raising Helen", Catherine Zeta-Jones in "No Reservations", and Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler in "Nim's Island".
Meanwhile, the 2008 ShoWest is set for March 10 to 13, 2008. It will be held at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas. Additionally, the event is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media.