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Cara Delevingne named rising star at CinemaCon awards

British model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne has been tipped as a hot new Hollywood talent after she was named a Rising Star at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards on Thursday (23Apr15).

The British model was presented with the prize, which she shared with Nat Wolff, her co-star in upcoming movie Paper Towns, during the ceremony at the Caesar's Palace resort in Las Vegas.


After the event, Delevingne wrote in a post on Instagram.com, "Thank you to everyone who was involved in making (Paper Towns) and especially to my co star (Wolff) you made the whole experience a dream come true. Cannot believe we one (sic) the Rising Star Award at CinemaCon! AHHHH (sic)."


Oscar-winner Julianne Moore received the Vanguard Award, Paul Rudd was named Male Star of the Year while Australian actress Rose Byrne picked up the female equivalent.


Elizabeth Banks was handed the Breakthrough Filmmaker award for her upcoming directorial feature debut Pitch Perfect 2. Her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence picked up a filmmaker award and the cast of the new Fantastic Four movie, including Kate Mara and Miles Teller, won the Ensemble Award.


Other honourees included Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.


Little Miss Sunshine actor Alan Arkin landed the Lifetime Achievement Award.