Event Recap: The Huading Film Awards 2014

Hollywood Celebrities Honored At Huading Film AwardsChinas #1 film awards show took place in Hollywood for the first time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans.Orlando Bloom, Bradley Cooper,Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie HunnamandHans Zimmerreceived key honors for their work at theHuading Film Awardsat The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.This historic event allowed American motion picture artists to directly acknowledge and express thanks to Chinese moviegoers who support their films. Industry legendDon Mischerproduced the event.

EMMY nominated actress and current star of CBSsElementary,Lucy Liu, co-hosted the show alongside prominent Chinese television personalityOlivia Xu.

British actorOrlando Bloom, who rose to fame during hisbreakthrough role inThe Lord of the Ringstrilogy, took home theGlobal Actor Iconaward. Bloom’s filmThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armiesis due out later this year. During his acceptance speech, Bloom recognized his Chinese fans stating, Id like to thank the people of China and my fans in China, for taking the time to watch my movies and vote for this award. Im very humbled and grateful.

Academy Award winner,Halle Berry, star ofX-Menand the highly anticipated new CBS seriesExtantproduced by Steven Spielberg,received theGlobal Icon Awardas the film star selected by the people of China for her extraordinary impact in motion pictures. She made history as the first African-American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar for her powerful performance inMonsters Ball. Of her accolade, Berry said, I thank you very much for this acknowledgment tonight, it truly is an honor. When I was in Shanghai, the love that came towards me and the appreciation for the work that Ive done, really has stayed with me and I hope that I will continue to make movies and entertain the Chinese audience.

Bradley Cooper, nominated for Oscars in both in 2013 forSilver Linings Playbookand in 2014 forAmerican Hustle,was honored by Chinese fans as their leading choice forBest Global Actor. He is set to star inAmerican Sniperdirected by Clint Eastwood.

Jeremy Renner,multi-talented actor, producer and musician, was recognized as theBest Global Supporting Actorfor his riveting performance inAmerican Hustle.The Oscar nominated actor(The Town, The Hurt Locker)is slated to star in the upcoming installments of the highly successfulBourne LegacyandAvengersfranchises.

Visionary directorGuillermo del Toro, best known forPacific Rim,HellboyandPans Labyrinth, was the recipient of theBest Global Directoraward.The Oscar nominated directors next filmCrimson Tidestars fellow Huading Film Award winner Charlie Hunnam and his new TV series,The Strain, premieres on FX on July 13th.

DreamWorks Animation CEOJeffreyKatzenbergaccepted top honors forThe Croods, which was voted theBest Global Animated Filmof 2013 by Chinese moviegoers. Under his leadership, DreamWorks has brought together families and audiences from around the world withKung Fu Panda,which set the record as the #1 animated film when it was released in China. The third installment of the hit franchise is set to premiere in December 2015.

Actress and producerZoe Saldanawas recognized asBest Global Supporting Actressfor her starring role inStar Trek Into Darkness. She will be seen on screen reprising the role of Neytiri in James Camerons epicAvatarsequels, filmed in large part on location in China.

FilmmakerBrett Ratnerpresented a special clip of his upcoming blockbuster,Hercules, which featured a special guest introduction by starDwayne The Rock Johnson. One of Hollywoods most successful filmmakers, Ratners films as a director alone have grossed close to $2 billion worldwide including theRush Hourtrilogy,X-Men: The Last Stand,andRed Dragon.

Charlie Hunnamcaptured the attention of audiences and critics in his role as Jackson Jax Teller in FXs highest rated drama in history,Sons of Anarchy.He was recognized as theBestGlobal Emerging Actorat the Huading Film Awards.

Fast & Furious 6was celebrated as theBest Global Movieof the yearbased on the popular vote of Chinese film fans.Tyrese GibsonandJordana Brewster, known to audiences around the world as Roman Pearce and Mia Toretto from the popular franchise, were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the Producers of the film. They also honored their late co-star Paul Walker, stating, We also take this award home in the loving memory of our beloved friend and brother, Paul Walker, who will forever live in our hearts.

Oscar and GRAMMY nominated composer and music producerHans Zimmerreceived theLifetime Achievement Awardfor extraordinary motion picture scoring. He has composed music for over 100 films, includingGladiator, Inception, The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of the Caribbeanandmost recently,12 Years a Slave.

The Huading Film Awards will be broadcast in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The telecast will air on the International Chinese Network (ICN), Phoenix TV, CCTV, the largest TV network in China and the Xinhua News Agency, the leading news agency in China. The show is expected to reach an audience of over 1 billion viewers through broadcast and an additional 400 million viewers online.

The Huading Film Awards are selected by the public in China, with an estimated 80 million fans voting through polls and surveys in which they select the best films, directors, producers and actors in the industry.The show is produced by Don Mischer Productions with a talented team comprised of Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel, and Juliane Hare with Danette Herman as a Co-Producer.

The Huading Film Awards featured four exclusive performances.Summer Jikejunyi, the winner ofThe Voice Chinacaptivated the audience with her performance. The famedJabbawockeez, winners of the hit MTV reality show,Americas Best Dance Crew, dazzled with their dance moves. TheShaolin Warriors, credited with creating Kung Fu, showcased their martial arts prowess.Master Zhao, a professional magician, thrilled audiences with his artistry. Presentersincluded film and television actorJames Hongand Chinese actor, stunt man, and music artistGeorge Cheung.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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