Chris Pine, Michael Bay honored at ShoWest awards

Several genre stars and filmmakers were honored at ShoWest 2009 in Las Vegas as movie-theater operators capped their week, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay and Star Trek's new James Kirk, actor Chris Pine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Thursday-night awards gala recognized the female cast of Summit Entertainment's upcoming Sorority Row with the rising-talent award.

The Dark Knight's Michael Caine, meanwhile, was honored with a lifetime achievement award, and Bay copped a Vanguard Award for excellence in filmmaking. Pine got an accolade as male star of tomorrow.

There were also several awards for recent accomplishments:

♦Dennis Quaid—who voiced the lead part in Lionsgate's 3-D animated Battle for Terra, which screened at ShoWest on Wednesday—was honored as male star of the year.

Rachel McAdams was lauded as the year's outstanding female star.

Watchmen helmer Zack Snyder received accolades as director of the year.

♦Zac Efron, the young star of Disney's upcoming 17 Again, accepted a breakthrough performance award.

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