Last week, “The 36th Global Film and Television Arts Huading Awards” occurred at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. The ceremony honored globally recognized actors, actresses, films, television programs and producers with awards.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” won the award for Best Global Film, while Michelle Yeoh won Best Actress in a Global Film for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and Brendan Fraser won Best Actor in a Global Film for his role in “The Whale.”
In the television series categories, “Better Call Saul” won the award for Best Global TV Series and Kristos Andrews took home the award for Best Actor in a Global TV Series for his dual portrayal as Pete Garrett and Adam Kenway during the seventh season of the popular digital drama series. Mai Davika Hoorne was honored with the award for Best Actress in a Global TV Series for her starring role in the Thai drama “My Ambulance.” French director Florian Zeller won the Best Global Film Director award for his film “The Son,” which is a follow-up to his acclaimed film “The Father.”
Past winners have included Nicole Kidman, Orlando Bloom, Halle Berry and Quentin Tarantino.
This year marked the third time the Huading Awards were held in Hollywood since their first visit in 2014 and their return to Hollywood in 2016. The organization notes it was “an icebreaker tour after a gap of seven years.”
In January, the Huading Awards Group announced the upgrade of the Huading Awards brand in Los Angeles. Regarding film and television awards, the awards would be selected for “global film and television masterpieces in the same session, and the award name will be changed to Global Film and Television Art Huading Awards.” The main competition unit has been divided into two units: global and Chinese, with more emphasis placed on the selection of global film and television “masterpieces, which fully moves towards internationalization.” According to the plan, the Global Film and Television Art Huading Awards will be held in Hollywood every year in March.
Chaired by Bill Mechanic, former CEO of Fox Film Company, and former Chairman of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar Jury), this year’s judges included Robert Minkoff, Nicholas Meyer, David Russell, Herb Jordan, Kim Estes, Shelley Curtis-Litvack (“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” et al.) and Roberta Bassin.
Eligibility for the Huading Awards requires movies, TV series, online movies and dramas to have premiered in theaters, TV stations and mainstream online platforms worldwide between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
Founded in 2007 by the Huading Awards Group, the Huading Awards aims to promote Asia’s thriving arts and cultural scene, spread Asian culture, and help bridge the gap between the Asian and global entertainment industries. For more information, visit huadingawards.com.
Check out photos from the event below, which included appearances by several notable people from daytime, including “General Hospital” star Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang and Jennifer Gareis from “The Bold and the Beautiful,” plus “The Bay” writers and producers Gregori J. Martin and Wendy Riche, and “Empire” alum Rafael de la Fuente, among others.