Hollywood A-list Turns Out In Force For China’s Version Of The Oscars

Anthony Quinn His physical Irish-Latino features set him up to play very characteristic and stereotyped roles that allowed him to attain the experience that every actor needs. His first few appearances slowly opened the door to films of more popularity where he was able to demonstrate that he could play a variety of roles. Earthy and at times exuberant, Anthony Quinn was one of Hollywoods more colorful personalities. New York Times When Quinn worked for Paramount, he married Katherine, the adopted daughter of director Cecil B. De Mille.However, his father-in-law didnt help him in his career, and his acceptance as a son-in-law was highly conditional due to his precarious economic situation. Still, Quinn continued working in the theater, where he achieved success with the piece A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. He obtained U.S. citizenship in 1947; however, because of his multiethnic appearance and the scars from boxing across his face, he continued playing secondary roles as a native of the United States. He acted in 15 films in this time period; encased in roles of gangsters, villains and characters with dubious reputations. This translated to real life for him, and Hollywood socialites of the time did not support Quinn in their circles, discriminating against him greatly. One of the reasons I did all the Greeks and Arab parts I did was because I was trying to identify myself as a man of the world, I lived in Greece, in France, Iran and all over the world, Spain, trying to find a niche where I would finally be accepted. Anthony Quinn for The New York Times Despite this, he was offered more interesting roles like Eufemio Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952) by Elia Kazan, for which he received his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first occasion in which a Hispanic actor received the prestigious award. His portrayal of Gauguin in the film The Crazy Red Hair (1956) by Vincente Minnelli, gave him his second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Hollywood’s A-list celebrities hit China for 10th Huading Awards (Photos)

He described Mondays show as a first step in bringing the Hollywood and international arts community into the Chinese event. The stars understand that this is a huge market and they are brands, Mischer said. This is an opportunity to reach that new market, which supposedly is going to be the number one market in the world soon — theres no question that people in our business want to connect to the audience here. Ill go wherever the work is and wherever the people [who watch films] are to say thank you, said Worthington, who remains a major star in China, thanks to Avatar, still the highest grossing film in the country ever, at $221.9 million. The worlds tiny and it’s getting smaller, he added backstage after receiving his best global action movie actor prize. PHOTOS: Studios’ New Box Office Pain: Homegrown Films Are Beating Tentpoles Overseas The show indeed showcased a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and talent. From the Chinese industry Jackie Chan, Wong Kar Wai, John Woo each took the stage to present or receive awards. Musical segments ranged from performances by K-Pop star Steve Yoo, Japanese-Brazillian bossa nova singer Lisa Ono, Avril Lavigne (Huadings best global singer), who performed her hits Girlfriend and Heres to Never Growing Up, along with an impassioned song from the winner of the best traditional Chinese opera singer category. With a few small logistical delays and no cap on acceptance speech lengths, the show ran nearly four hours.Translations of the proceedings were intermittent. Stepping behind the podium late in the night to receive her best global actress in motion pictures trophy, Nicole Kidman thanked the crowd and said, I havent understood all of it, but Ive had a great time being a spectator. She added that she hopes to come back and make a film in China — and to show her daughters the country someday. Jackie Chan next presented Tarantino with the best global director in motion pictures award a somewhat surprising honor for the celebrated pop auteur, given the difficulties he encountered in releasing his last film Django Unchained in China (it was suddenly pulled from theaters on its opening day in the country and only re-released weeks later after cuts were made to tone down its bloody sequences Tarantino curtly declined to comment on the imbroglio when asked about it backstage Monday night). Referring to the director as his best friend, Chan thanked Tarantino for all the years he supported both himself and Chinese cinema, back when Jackie Chan was nobody. In his acceptance speech, Tarantino noted his lifelong love for Chinese martial arts cinema and said, When I did Kill Bill, that was my tribute to yalls cinema. I shot that in Beijing at the Beijing Film Studios that Maos wife created, and I was there for a year shooting Kill Bill…

Hollywood Casino 400 2013 Leaderboard: Results and Updated Sprint Cup Standings

Jimmy Johnson (sixth) and Matt Kenseth (11th) were unable to make a late push to seal a victory, but they will remain one-two in the Chase standings heading into the Bank of America 500. Here’s a look at the final results, per NASCAR . Click the link to see the full results. Hollywood Casino 400 Results 0 NASCAR.com Harvick, Gordon, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were among the drivers whose performance gave way to a move up the leaderboard. Kyle Busch , Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman all lost ground.Here’s a look at the updated Sprint Cup standings, per NASCAR : Updated Sprint Cup Standings Cautions Rule in Kansas Jamie Squire/Getty Images Any time there are double-digit leaders and cautions in a NASCAR race, you know it’s been a wild day. That’s exactly the way things shook out in Kansas City. As noted by the NASCAR Twitter account, the various caution flags that were waved on Sunday were no joke: WATCH: Something you don’t see every day… smoke from a brush fire brings out another caution – http://t.co/sIODB24FMc According to Jayski.com, the 15 cautions during Sunday’s race were a new record for the track in Kansas: Caution 15 (new Kansas record), lap 243, #55 into wall after breaking loose #NASCAR Jayski (@jayski_nascar) October 6, 2013 In fitting fashion, a late caution allowed Harvick to gather himself for a strong finish. ESPN’s NASCAR account had this post as the restart occurred with 19 laps to go: Restart 19 to go: 29 24 99 78 48 22 9 27 88 31 15 16 43 1 20 13 5 7 93 14 36 32 40 11 56 NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 The numerous stops and starts made the action drag on a little bit longer than expected, but fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. Big Names Struggle to Contend Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images 2012 Hollywood Casino champion Kenseth and Johnson were the favorites to win this year in Kansas City, but each was lucky to finish in the top 11 at the end of the day. NASCAR on ESPN had comments from both drivers after the race: Jimmie: “All in all, it was just a crazy day. Whacky restarts, lots of chaos there. We rebounded from all of that and passed a ton of cars.” NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 “It’s a good save for as bad as we were,” says Kenseth of finishing 11th and leading points by 3 over Jimmie. #NASCAR NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 Luckily, neither driver lost ground in the Chase standings. Kenseth will enter the Bank of America 500 with a three-point lead over five-time champion Johnson, a situation that bodes well for another exciting finish to the NASCAR playoff system. Keselowski Runs Out of Gas, Loses Lead Brad Keselowski led the second-most laps of the day behind Harvick with 52, but a late judgement error concerning his fuel level wound up costing him a top-10 finish. NASCAR Stats had the tweet as Keselowski’s gaffe allowed Harvick to move back to the front of the pack: Lap 224: New leader, Kevin Harvick as Keselowski runs out of fuel #NASCAR NASCAR Stats (@NASCARStats) October 6, 2013 Keselowski would finish a distant 17th, and despite not being in contention for the Chase, he blew a chance to play spoiler with the miscalculation. Gordon Keeps Pace Despite Leading Zero Laps Sean Gardner/Getty Images Jeff Gordon finished third despite leading zero laps on the afternoon, sneakily moving his way into fourth place in the points standings in the process. He will head to North Carolina just seven points behind Sunday’s winner, Harvick, and 32 points behind Kenseth for the top spot. According to Jeff Gordon Online, he also moved past the late Dale Earnhardt for fourth place on NASCAR’s all-time top-10 finishes list: That was Jeff Gordon 429th career top-10. Moved past Dale Earnhardt for 4th most in #NASCAR history pic.twitter.com/TCtyrxZTtj Jeff Gordon Online (@JGinfo) October 6, 2013 Not winning the race has to be disappointing for No.

Anthony Quinn’s Legacy From Mexico To Hollywood Legend

According to a press release received today, the coterie of celebrities was treated to a live performance by Avril Lavigne who sang her hit single, Here Is to Never Growing Up. Chinas Huading Awards honorees, which are selected by fans, recognize the best in film, television, dance, theater, and music. A taped broadcast of the show airs in Hong Kong on TVB on October 12, 2013 followed by broadcasts on 67 television stations throughout mainland China until October 25, 2013. And the envelop please–receiving award were: Nicole Kidman received the Huading Award for Best Global Actress in Motion Pictures. Nicolas Cage received the Huading Image Award for Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures. Quentin Tarantino won the Best Global Director Motion Pictures Award for his imaginative direction and commitment to richly layered storytelling. Michelle Dockery too the prize for Best Global Female Television Star. Jeremy Irons accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in film. Matthew Perry scored the Huading Award for Best Global Television Actor. Must have been a gala evening in Macau. .