9 January 2014 9:20 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Award recipients hit the red carpet Thursday night at the Lvh Theater in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show.

Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas thanked the fans of the series because “getting the film funded was nothing more than a miracle.” “Veronica Mars” stars Kristen Bell and Ryan Hansen have yet to see the bigscreen version of the show, which will be shown at Austin’s SXSW Fest and the PaleyFest2014. “The fact that the film got made is a breakthrough,” Bell said.

Singer Skylar Grey said she looked forward to a great beginning for 2014, where the Breakthrough Award is the first she’s received at an award show. “I’ve had a lot of pressure over the last few years,” she said. “There’s a lot more freedom to create now.”

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