LOS ANGELES: Co-hosts Olivia Xu (left) and Lucy Liu speak at the Chinese film awards ceremony on Sunday.
Hollywood hosts China’s film awards
HOLLYWOOD: China’s Huading Film Award ceremony was held for the first time in the United States on Sunday, with Hollywood celebrities like Halle Berry and Orlando Bloom receiving honors.
While the Chinese awards are little known in the United States, western film ce-
lebrities understand the importance of the burgeoning Chinese market and many were present at the event.
The bilingual show, hosted by Chinese TV personality Olivia Xu and Chinese-American actress Lucy Liu, was held in the city’s Ricar-do Montalban theatre and broadcast to millions of
viewers across the Chinese-speaking world.
Winners were chosen by some 80 million members of the Chinese public who participated via surveys and Internet polling, according to the Beijing-based Global Talents Media Group, which has organized the annual awards event since 2007.