‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson Named CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year

The actor has appeared in “The Kids Are All Right” and the upcoming remake of “Red Dawn” in addition to Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games”

"The Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson has nabbed CinemaCon's breakthrough performer of the year award. 

Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in the hit Lionsgate film, will pick up his hardware at the annual trade show in Las Vegas on April 26. 

“With an already impressive resume of films under his belt, Hutcherson is one of the most accomplished young actors of his time,” CinemaCon’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser said in a statement. “With the release of ‘The Hunger Games,’ Hutcherson is poised to take the movie world by storm.”

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In addition to "The Hunger Games," Hutcherson has starred in the Oscar-nominated "The Kids Are All Right" and last February's “Journey 2: Mysterious Island.” 

He will be seen later this year in the action film “Red Dawn" and the horror comedy "Detention."

Hutcherson follows in the footsteps of Blake Lively, who received the award at last year's show.