Blake Lively’s star is shining brighter than ever this year, and she’s even got the award to prove it. The Gossip Girl starlet is being given the CinemaCon Breakthrough Performer of the Year honour during this year’s award ceremony, part of the CinemaCon convention at the end of March at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
Lively just gave a jaw-dropping performance as a young drug-addicted mother in The Town opposite Ben Affleck. Next up she’ll be starring in the superhero flick Green Lantern, which opens June 17, with fellow CinemaCon award-winner, Canadian hunk Ryan Reynolds. The California native is also having a huge year in the fashion world. Not only were photos from her new campaign for Chanel just released but no less than Christian Louboutin has christened a shoe in her honour.–Ashley Singh