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China names Nicolas Cage as Best Global Actor and other oddities

10.08.2013

The world might be a mixed up, scary place sometimes, but man with moments like this I remember why it's also so wonderful.

I would like to take a moment to say this is a real thing and we did not make this up for our own amusement.

Yesterday at China’s 2013 Huading Awards, Nicolas Cage received the award of Best Global Actor in a motion picture. BEST GLOBAL ACTOR. He is the best actor in the whole world. Wrap your head around that. The majority of us love Cage. He's our kind of crazy. But what has Cage done lately to deserve this title? I guess he has done enough.

Then you read the rest of the award winners…

Lifetime achievement award (Jeremy Irons)

Best global actor in motion pictures (Nicolas Cage)

Best global actress in motion pictures (Nicole Kidman)

Best global singer (Avril Lavigne)

Best global director in motion pictures (Quentin Tarantino)

Best global actor in a TV series (Matthew Perry)

Best global actress in a TV series (Michelle Docker)

Best global action movie actor (Sam Worthington)

Best emerging global talent (Boo Boo Stewart)

Yeah. Take that in. I can't even begin to process with some of those along with their corresponding categories. Everyone showed up to accept their awards. Tarantino was excited to be there (not surprised), “I’ve been a fan of Asian cinema my whole life growing up. I did my movie Kill Bill as a complete tribute to my love for it and so to come here amongst the Chinese film industry, get this from the Chinese fans is a dream come true." I hope he met up with Cage to discuss future projects.

Worthington even spoke about the upcoming AVATAR sequels, “Well, we start filming next year. We do Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4. Then they’ll come out Christmas concurrently kind of thing, different Christmases. I’m not too sure where we’re shooting at the moment. I know they’re still writing it. I know Jim (director James Cameron) loves China, loves it,” he said, referring to questions about returning to China. “Those types of films, if we get the opportunity to work here that’ll be great. We’ll see what happens.”

Well, there ya go folks. Enjoy your evening and these gifs. Feel free to add links to your own. They please us.

Source: VarietyEW

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4:26PM on 10/09/2013
who the hell is Booboo Stewart???
who the hell is Booboo Stewart???
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10:47PM on 10/09/2013
Well, given the other award selections, this doesn't surprise me at all.

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Well, given the other award selections, this doesn't surprise me at all.

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4:13PM on 10/09/2013

So I assume these are just throw away awards that no one really takes very seriously?

Best global action movie actor Sam Worthington. Seriously? LOL! I like Sam Worthington and all, but shouldn't this award go to like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Bruce Willis. You know, people who have been in the industry for a while and have made big action movies for years. Boo Boo Stewart? I had to look the name up to even know who that was. I'm not knocking his talent, but I think there are WAY more deserving actors that should have the title of Best Emerging Global Talent.
Best global action movie actor Sam Worthington. Seriously? LOL! I like Sam Worthington and all, but shouldn't this award go to like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Bruce Willis. You know, people who have been in the industry for a while and have made big action movies for years. Boo Boo Stewart? I had to look the name up to even know who that was. I'm not knocking his talent, but I think there are WAY more deserving actors that should have the title of Best Emerging Global Talent. Who were the judges that got to pick the actors for these awards? LOL!
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12:35PM on 10/09/2013

Hypocrites:

They clearly hate the fact that American-made films depict American actors doing American-y things. Why can't we hate the fact that they use their financial flex to pressure our film makers into conforming to their own mentally masturbatory image of themselves? I'm NOT a xenophobe, a tea bagger or anything like that, but even I have to put my foot down at such thinly veiled attempts to pressure western media into conforming to Chinese standards and ideals.
They clearly hate the fact that American-made films depict American actors doing American-y things. Why can't we hate the fact that they use their financial flex to pressure our film makers into conforming to their own mentally masturbatory image of themselves? I'm NOT a xenophobe, a tea bagger or anything like that, but even I have to put my foot down at such thinly veiled attempts to pressure western media into conforming to Chinese standards and ideals.
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12:12PM on 10/09/2013

Nic Cage is a great actor, but this is the award people are upset about? Matthew Perry got an award!

It's China, seriously, how important could these awards be? They named Matthew Perry best global actor in TV? Did China just now get early episodes of Friends??????
Nic is a great actor, love him or hate the crap films he does, he has this unique trick of pulling out a great performance once every couple of years to remind us that he is a unique Oscar winning actor he is. Lord of War, The Weather Man, Bad Lieutenant, World Trade Center, Knowing, I even heard Joe is really good.
It's China, seriously, how important could these awards be? They named Matthew Perry best global actor in TV? Did China just now get early episodes of Friends??????
Nic is a great actor, love him or hate the crap films he does, he has this unique trick of pulling out a great performance once every couple of years to remind us that he is a unique Oscar winning actor he is. Lord of War, The Weather Man, Bad Lieutenant, World Trade Center, Knowing, I even heard Joe is really good.
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10:35AM on 10/09/2013

Yes yes

He's awesome.
He's awesome.
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9:39AM on 10/09/2013
I actually don't think its that weird that Nic Cage got an award. I'm just confused over the specifics. All-time? Of the year? For a specific movie? It sounds so vague!
I actually don't think its that weird that Nic Cage got an award. I'm just confused over the specifics. All-time? Of the year? For a specific movie? It sounds so vague!
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7:22AM on 10/09/2013

These picks are interesting

not just because of the apparent oddness of the choices, but because China recently announced the launch of an aggressive program to build a western-style global film program to rival Hollywood. This would include film studios and distribution, replete with western stars, writers and directors. I'm assuming everybody on this list was amenable to at least early talks, and this was part of a courtship process. You can make all of the jokes you want about China, but their ability to manipulate
not just because of the apparent oddness of the choices, but because China recently announced the launch of an aggressive program to build a western-style global film program to rival Hollywood. This would include film studios and distribution, replete with western stars, writers and directors. I'm assuming everybody on this list was amenable to at least early talks, and this was part of a courtship process. You can make all of the jokes you want about China, but their ability to manipulate currency and subsidize an industry segment means this will definitely have an impact several years down the road.
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6:58AM on 10/09/2013
Nic Cage getting the award for best global actor is less weird than Sam Worthington getting global action movie star. Might as well give that to Nic Cage as well as he's done more action in the Jerry Bruckheimer movies he's been in than Sam Worthington has done in his career
Nic Cage getting the award for best global actor is less weird than Sam Worthington getting global action movie star. Might as well give that to Nic Cage as well as he's done more action in the Jerry Bruckheimer movies he's been in than Sam Worthington has done in his career
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2:10AM on 10/09/2013

"I hope he met up with Cage to discuss future projects"

My thoughts exactly. This is definitely one of my favorite actors of all time and I'm glad China agrees.
My thoughts exactly. This is definitely one of my favorite actors of all time and I'm glad China agrees.
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2:06AM on 10/09/2013
I kinda have to wonder who was just being polite because as Hollywood caters more to China, their careers may depend on it
I kinda have to wonder who was just being polite because as Hollywood caters more to China, their careers may depend on it
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1:11AM on 10/09/2013
Hahaha, wait wait I want to know something first. That first pic with Nic Cage talking to various new outlets - are those real microphones? All those logo on the microphones take up about 90% of the picture and you barely see Nic Cage, Hahaha!
Hahaha, wait wait I want to know something first. That first pic with Nic Cage talking to various new outlets - are those real microphones? All those logo on the microphones take up about 90% of the picture and you barely see Nic Cage, Hahaha!
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12:27AM on 10/09/2013
This is China's attempt to come up with something to rival the Oscars. We should be glad they have no idea at all what in the blue hell they're doing. Where's Dennis Rodman for best global sports star?
This is China's attempt to come up with something to rival the Oscars. We should be glad they have no idea at all what in the blue hell they're doing. Where's Dennis Rodman for best global sports star?
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11:57PM on 10/08/2013

ROFL

QT best global director and Avril best global singer? Yeah right!
QT best global director and Avril best global singer? Yeah right!
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11:34PM on 10/08/2013
Theres alot of shitty actors that his award could have gone too. I'm happy its with Cage, I'm okay with that.
Theres alot of shitty actors that his award could have gone too. I'm happy its with Cage, I'm okay with that.
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11:11PM on 10/08/2013
I just want to know what information pool or what bullet-points they were checking off to select these winners (especially Sam Worthington and this Boo Boo Stewart guy).
I just want to know what information pool or what bullet-points they were checking off to select these winners (especially Sam Worthington and this Boo Boo Stewart guy).
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10:49PM on 10/08/2013
This made my day.
This made my day.
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10:30PM on 10/08/2013
You see everyone, Communism is bad
You see everyone, Communism is bad
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10:10PM on 10/08/2013

Meanwhile in China.

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10:00PM on 10/08/2013
You would think they wouldn't like them for his amazing, ground breaking Japanese commercials
You would think they wouldn't like them for his amazing, ground breaking Japanese commercials
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10:00PM on 10/08/2013
Winning an award from the same people that named Avril Lavigne as the greatest singer in the world. I don't care who you are, that's gotta fucking hurt your ego.
Winning an award from the same people that named Avril Lavigne as the greatest singer in the world. I don't care who you are, that's gotta fucking hurt your ego.
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9:59PM on 10/08/2013

Wow

I'm surprised QT's movies do well and translate over there. As far as Nic Cage goes, I studied abroad in a lower economical area in China, and at the small gas station type stores selling snacks (no gas), they don't alternate the drinks in the fridge. So the cold ones always stay in the back and those couple are the oldest ones. So, take that mind set in. I know they those actors sure aren't making any money from there movies though bc no Chinese ppl go to the movie theater
I'm surprised QT's movies do well and translate over there. As far as Nic Cage goes, I studied abroad in a lower economical area in China, and at the small gas station type stores selling snacks (no gas), they don't alternate the drinks in the fridge. So the cold ones always stay in the back and those couple are the oldest ones. So, take that mind set in. I know they those actors sure aren't making any money from there movies though bc no Chinese ppl go to the movie theater
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9:44PM on 10/08/2013
Was this list pulled from a time capsule from 1998?
Was this list pulled from a time capsule from 1998?
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