Magazine article Variety

The Honorees

Magazine article Variety

The Honorees

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Rainmaker Award

Lupita Nyong'o

The It Girl of the past season's awards race, the Kenyan actress burst onto the international scene with her charismatic feature debut in "12 Years a Slave," winning the supporting actress Oscar alongside multiple other trophies. Nyong'o, who recently starred in the thriller "NonStop," is also the creator, director, editor and producer of the documentary "In My Genes."

Shining Star Award

Emma Roberts

The 23-year-old actress with a famous aunt (they co-starred in "Valentine's Day") made her movie debut opposite Johnny Depp in 2001's "Blow." Since then she's racked up such eclectic credits as "Nancy Drew," "Hotel for Dogs," "We're the Millers," current release "Palo Alto" and TV's "American Horror Story."

Nova Award

Evan Rachel Wood

Coming from an acting family and in the business since she was 5, Wood says she felt "predestined" to act. Since her breakout role in 2003 indie "Thirteen" (for which she won SAG and Golden Globe noms), she's appeared in such films as "The Wrestler," "Practical Magic" and "The Ides of March" as well as in HBO's "True Blood. …

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