Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman named best global actors
05:00 AM, Oct 08, 2013
No, it’s not quite Oscars season yet, but Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman have been named the best actors in the world.
They were top winners at China’s Huading Awards in Macau on Monday, winning best global actor (Cage) and best global actress (Kidman) in motion pictures.
Other global winners included Quentin Tarantino, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Dockery and Matthew Perry.
According to Variety, the event was founded by Global Talents Media and “is held several times per year in order to honor personalities and achievements in the sports and entertainment field.”
It will be aired on Chinese television, with the potential to reach more than 800 million people.
The Associated Press was on the scene, interviewing celebs as they walked the red carpet.
Nicole Kidman arrived wearing Prada and walked with Jackie Chan.
Avril Lavigne, who won best global singer, arrived with her husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. “It was an honor and it was really sweet and I feel very happy and lucky to be here. Asia, everyone in Asia, has been really good. I have a lot of fans here so I’m going to start my tour here in February. I’ll tour all across Asia, and so I feel very grateful for the fan base here,” she told the AP.
The full list of 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 Dockery
Best global action movie actor — Sam Worthington
Best emerging global talent — Boo Boo Stewart