Adam Sandler has been namedShoWest 2003's Male Star of the Year. The actor-comedian will collect thehonour at the annual Gala Awards Banquet to be held at Bally's and ParisHotel in Las Vegas on Mar 6. Sandler, who recently appeared in Punch-DrunkLove and Adam Sander's 8Crazy Nights, will next be seenopposite Jack Nicholson in the black comedy Anger Management which will be screenedto attendees at ShoWest..

'This is Adam Sandler'syear,' Robert Sunshine, chairman of Sunshine Group Worldwide, whichoperates the annual convention, said in a statement. 'From the outstandingsuccess of Mr Deeds, to hisextraordinary and critically acclaimed performance in Punch-Drunk Love, to his upcoming hilarious turn opposite JackNicholson in Anger Management, MrSandler continues to delight and surprise every audience. We are proud to honorhim as the ShoWest 2003 Male Star of the Year.'