For the first time ever, China is bringing its biggest film awards show to Hollywood. The Hauding Film Awards honors global celebrities, and will feature appearances by Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberger, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam, and Hans Zimmer accepting honors for their work.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. Lucy Liu will serve as co-host for the event, alongside Chinese television personality Olivia Xu. “With the Huading Film Awards coming to Hollywood, it opens a door for Chinese films to the world,” said Mr. Wang Kun, founder of the Hauding Awards. “This awards show represents an historic first for both nations. It is a powerful example of the cooperation between China and the U.S.”
Winners for the event have already been determined. Halle Berry will be honored with the Global Icon Award, awarded by the people of China. Jeremy Renner will receive a Best Supporting Actor honor for his performance in “American Hustle,” while Best Supporting Actress goes to Zoe Saldana for “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Charlie Hunnam will be on hand to accept the award for Best Global Emerging Actor.
Best Global Director goes to Guillermo del Toro, while Jeffrey Katzenberg accepts the awards for “The Croods,” voted Best Global Animated Film. Hans Zimmer earns the Lifetime Achievement Award for his scoring on films like “The Lion King,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Dark Knight,” and “12 Years a Slave.”
While it’s being produced in Los Angeles, the Hauding Film Awards is being broadcast in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, anticipating an audience of over 1 billion viewers, including 400 million online viewers.
The broadcast will feature three world-renowned performers, including MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” winners, Jabbawockeez. The Shaolin Warriors, credited with creating kung fu, showcase their martial arts abilities, while magician Master Zhao will dazzle crowds with his illusions.