Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games has been recognised at the Maui Film Festival with the Navigator Award.
According to the Maui News the Award “honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing his or her fundamental commitment to excellence”.
Although still in her 30s, Banks has already compiled a long and diverse string of roles in films stretching from independent offbeat comedies to huge box-office blockbusters.
Calling Banks the embodiment of what the award stands for, festival Director Barry Rivers said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to honor her at this year’s festival, especially in the heavenly setting of the Celestial Cinema.”
While Banks can currently be seen playing Effie Trinket in the box-office hit “The Hunger Games,” the festival will show another side of her talent for mixing comedy and drama in “People Like Us.” Inspired by true events in a family, the film also stars Chris Pine, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass, Michelle Pfeiffer and recipient of the Maui Film Festival’s 2011 Shining Star award, Olivia Wilde.
Banks plays the sister Pine’s character never knew he had in this touching story of how families come apart and get put back together again.
Source: News Sinsajo