Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are to receive the 2014 CinemaCon Female Star Of The Year Award and Male Star Of The Year Award respectively.

The stars of Warner Bros rom-com Blended, set for release on May 23, will receive the honours at the Las Vegas convention on March 27.

“Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time?” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser.

“Her career is simply remarkable and to think the first two directors to take her under their wing at the respective ages of five and seven were Ken Russell and Steven Spielberg, is astonishing.”

Barrymore’s credits include the Charlie’s Angels films, Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, E.T. and Riding In Cars With Boys.

“With phenomenal box office success as an actor, writer and producer, Adam Sandler has brought some of the most entertaining and hilarious comedies of the past three decades to the big screen,” said Neuhauser.

“His undeniable ability to keep audiences laughing has been proven time and time again with films including The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Just Go With It and, most recently, Grown Ups 2, to name just a few.”