59 Actors Who Won Hollywood’s Star Of The Year

By | December 21, 2022

Howdy, movie lovers! Every year, movie theater owners throw a big convention — formerly called ShoWest, now CinemaCon — where they give out a bunch of awards. It’s a big deal, and all the stars are coming out! Here are Harrison Ford and Julia Roberts chatting it up backstage at the 1993 event:

Now we’re back to round up the winners of their most highly anticipated award — Star of the Year — dating all the way back to 1988!

This is quite the ride through Hollywood history! Here we go.

2022’s Star of the Year — Zoe Saldana:

(No Stars of the Year were named in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID.)

2019’s Star of the Year — Kevin Hart:

2018’s Female Star of the Year — Dakota Johnson:

2018’s Male Star of the Year — Benicio del Toro:

2017’s Female Star of the Year — Jessica Chastain:

2017’s Male Star of the Year — Charlie Hunnam:

2016’s Female Stars of the Year — Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, and Mila Kunis:

2016’s Male Star of the Year — Jesse Eisenberg:

2015’s Female Star of the Year — Rose Byrne:

2015’s Male Star of the Year — Paul Rudd:

2014’s Female Star of the Year — Drew Barrymore, and 2014’s Male Star of the Year — Adam Sandler:

2013’s Female Star of the Year — Melissa McCarthy:

2013’s Male Star of the Year — Chris Pine:

2012’s Female Star of the Year — Jennifer Garner:

2012’s Male Star of the Year — Jeremy Renner:

2011’s Female Star of the Year — Cameron Diaz:

2011’s Male Star of the Year — Ryan Reynolds:

2010’s Female Star of the Year — Katherine Heigl:

2010’s Male Star of the Year — Sam Worthington:

2009’s Female Star of the Year — Rachel McAdams:

2009’s Male Star of the Year — Dennis Quaid:

2008’s Female Star of the Year — Anne Hathaway:

2008’s Male Star of the Year — Robert Downey Jr.:

2007’s Female Star of the Year — Kirsten Dunst:

2007’s Male Star of the Year — Don Cheadle:

2006’s Female Star of the Year — Natalie Portman (backstage with a monkey for some reason…I had to use this pic!):

2006’s Male Star of the Year — Hugh Jackman:

2005’s Female Star of the Year — Jennifer Aniston:

2005’s Male Star of the Year — Matt Damon:

2004’s Female Star of the Year — Halle Berry:

2004’s Male Star of the Year — Jude Law:

2003’s Female Star of the Year — Diane Lane:

2003’s Male Star of the Year — Adam Sandler:

2002’s Female Star of the Year — Jennifer Lopez:

2002’s Male Star of the Year — Will Smith:

2001’s Female Star of the Year — Sandra Bullock:

2001’s Male Star of the Year — Russell Crowe:

2000’s Female Star of the Year — Annette Bening:

2000’s Male Star of the Year — Jim Carrey:

1999’s Male Star of the Year — Will Smith, and 1999’s Female Star of the Year — Meg Ryan:

1998’s Female Star of the Year — Helen Hunt:

1998’s Male Star of the Year — Anthony Hopkins:

1997’s Female Star of the Year — Winona Ryder (with her Alien Resurrection costar Sigourney Weaver):

1997’s Male Star of the Year — Denzel Washington:

1996’s Female Star of the Year — Sandra Bullock:

1996’s Male Star of the Year — John Travolta:

1995’s Female Star of the Year — Demi Moore:

1995’s Male Star of the Year — Tom Hanks (here with his Forrest Gump director, Robert Zemeckis):

1994’s Female Star of the Year — Michelle Pfeiffer, and 1994’s Male Star of the Year — Robin Williams:

1993’s Female Star of the Year Whoopi Goldberg, and 1993’s Male Star of the Year — Mel Gibson:

1992’s Female Star of the Year — Jodie Foster, and 1992’s Male Star of the Year — Patrick Swayze:

1991’s Female Star of the Year — Julia Roberts:

1991’s Male Star of the Year — Andy Garcia:

1990’s Male Star of the Year — Jeff Bridges, and 1990’s Female Star of the Year — Anjelica Huston:

1989’s Female Star of the Year — Glenn Close:

1989’s Male Star of the Year — Danny DeVito (with The War of the Roses producer and famous filmmaker James L. Brooks)

1988’s Female Star of the Year — Bette Midler:

1988’s Male Star of the Year — Don Johnson:

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