Naomi Watts, the star of MulhollandDrive and of the upcoming remake ofJapanese smash Ring, has beennamed female star of tomorrow at this year's exhibitor convention ShoWestbeing held in Las Vegas in March.

The Australian Watts willaccept her award at the annual awards banquet on March 7.

Watts, who is considered anOscar contender for Mulholland Drive, will next be seen in Ringwhich is a DreamWorks film directed by Gore Verbinski and Miramax Films' PlotsWith A View starring with BrendaBlethyn and Christopher Walken.