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Adrien Brody and Jackie Chan were among the winners at the 16th Huading Film Awards, which took place in Hong Kong on Sunday.
The stars of the Chinese historical action film Dragon Blade picked up awards for best supporting actor (Brody) and best original song (sung by Chan). The film, which has made $120 million in China alone, also picked up the award for the best action director.
Brody, the first American to win the Huading best supporting actor award, greeted the audience in Mandarin when accepting his prize and thanked Chan and Dragon Blade director Feng Xiaogang. Also at the ceremony, Chan performed the winning song “The Heroes of the Gobi,” and, upon accepting the award, joked that “the lyrics sold the movie, not my voice.”
Overall, Hong Kong director Peter Chan’s movie The Dearest was the big winner on the night, winning best picture, best director and best actress.
The Huading Film Awards are described as China’s version of the People’s Choice Awards as the honors are given out based on public voting. Unlike other awards ceremonies, the location of the Huading Awards is not fixed with previous editions held in Macau and Hollywood. The awards honor stars from around the world and previous winners include Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irons, Quentin Tarantino, Halle Berry and Chris Hemsworth.
The 18th edition the Huading Awards will return to Hollywood this year, the organizers confirmed.
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