Halle Berry, Guillermo Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Charlie Hunnam and More to Be Honored at 2014 Huading Film Awards, 6/1; Lucy Liu Hosts
China's No. 1 film awards show will take place in Hollywood for The First Time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans. Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam and Hans Zimmer will accept key honors for their work at the Huading Film Awards at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles on June 1st. This historic event will allow American motion picture artists to directly acknowledge and express thanks to Chinese moviegoers who support their films. Industry legend Don Mischer will produce the event.
EMMY nominated actress and current star of CBS's Elementary, Lucy Liu, will co-host the show alongside prominent Chinese television personality Olivia Xu.
Academy Award winner, Halle Berry, star of X-Men and the highly anticipated new CBS series Extant produced by Steven Spielberg is set to receive the Global Icon Award as 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 in Monster's Ball.
Jeremy Renner, multi-talented actor, producer and musician, will be recognized as the Best Global Supporting Actor for his riveting performance in American Hustle. The Oscar nominated actor (The Town, The Hurt Locker) is slated to star in the upcoming installments of the highly successful Bourne Legacy and Avengers franchises.
Visionary director Guillermo del Toro, best known for Pacific Rim, Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, will receive the Huading Film Award for Best Global Director. The Oscar nominated director's next film Crimson Tide stars fellow Huading Film Award winner Charlie Hunnam and his new TV series, The Strain, premieres on FX on July 13th.
Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will accept top honors for The Croods, which was voted the Best Global Animated Film of 2013 by Chinese moviegoers. Under his leadership, Dreamworks has brought together families and audiences from around the world with Kung 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 producer Zoe Saldana will be recognized as Best Global Supporting Actress for her starring role in Star Trek Into Darkness. She will be seen on screen reprising the role Neytiri in James Cameron's epic Avatar films, filmed in large part on location in China.
Filmmaker Brett Ratner will present a special clip of his upcoming blockbuster, Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson. One of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers, Ratner's films as a director alone have grossed close to $2 billion worldwide including the Rush Hour trilogy, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Red Dragon.
Charlie Hunnam captured the attention of audiences and critics in his role as Jackson 'Jax' Teller in FX's highest rated drama in history, Sons of Anarchy. He is being recognized as the Best Global Emerging Actor at the Huading Film Awards.
Fast & Furious 6 will be celebrated as the Best Global Movie of the year based on the popular vote of Chinese film fans. Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster, known to audiences around the world as "Roman Pearce" and "Mia Toretto" from the popular franchise, will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of the Producers of the film.