Introduction to Huading Awards
Huading Awards, the highest honor in China's entertainment industry, is an internationally influential entertainment event organized by the Huading Awards Group, aiming to recognize outstanding achievements in film, television and music industries from various countries through the selection of Chinese audiences, and to promote the international communication and multicultural exchange of Chinese culture.
Founded in 2007, the Huading Awards have been held for more than 30 sessions. Its predecessor was a survey on the public image satisfaction of performing artists and celebrities, and later the selection and awarding process was added to the survey. Therefore, the award was initially a public image honor, known as the "people's word-of-mouth honor", and was mainly held to encourage the public welfare and creative spirit of the celebrities from all around the world, so as to praise those who have made outstanding contributions to social responsibility.
Later, with the rapid development, the Huading Awards also included film and music into the selection system, and were divided into three categories: Works, Characters, and Lifetime Achievement Award or Special Contribution Award, mainly with reference to box office data, audience ratings and film-watching satisfaction as a comprehensive consideration. In just 15 years, the Huading Awards have become one of the most influential entertainment awards in Asia by recognizing more than 1,000 film and television directors, screenwriters, actors and behind-the-scenes workers around the world with its fair and open position.
In 2023, the Huading Awards Group announced that the selection and awards for films, teleplays, music and charity will be fully upgraded into: Huading International Film Festival, Huading International Televison Festival, Huading International Music Festival, Huading International Art Festival, and Huading Charity Night, respectively, to award the "Global Film and Television Art Huading Award", "Global Music Huading Award", and "Global Charity Huading Award", which are also called the "Three Huading Annual Awards".
After the brand upgrade, the Huading Awards made great adjustments in the award setting, competition methods and selection methods, and the technical award categories have been added. It also added the World Youth Short Film Competition to the Huading International Film Festival, thus making the award setting of the Huading Awards more reasonable and the selection system more perfect.
According to Variety magazine, this is of great significance to the enhancement of the brand image of the Huading Awards and the entry of it from the Asian awards to the global awards club. The Hollywood Reporter magazine also highly praised the Huading Awards, saying that the Huading Awards focus on the audience's feelings, break the stereotypes of the selection method to subvert the existing selection mode of many international awards, and involve in film, television, music and variety arts and other fields is unprecedented in the past, saying that the Awards are equivalent to "a collection of Oscars, Emmy, Grammy in one of the Oriental awards".
Among the three annual awards, the most noteworthy is the Huading International Film Festival and the Huading International Television Festival, which hosts the "Global Film and Television Arts Huading Awards", subdivided into the "Main Competition", "Focus on Chinese Films", "World Youth Short Film Competition", "New Film Project", "Huading Audience Week", "International Film Critics' Week", "New Look at Asian Films", "Huading Market Exhibition" and other units.
Huading Award is positioned as "an honor in travel". The idea originated in Barcelona, was born in Beijing, and grew up in a dynamic place in the world. In the early days, the Huading Awards were held in Beijing, Taiyuan, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu and Suzhou, and then held in Macau, Hong Kong and Los Angeles in turn.
Over the years, with the support and promotion of government departments and major film and television organizations, the Huading Awards have been increasingly recognized and applauded by the film, television and music industries and the general public. From organizing public image satisfaction surveys to select directors, actors and musicians with good reputation to stimulate the entertainment market and purify the social atmosphere, to establishing awards for film, television and music works, and from China to Asia and then to the world, the Awards have grown from unknown to world-renowned, finally earning itself the highly prestigious "Global Audience Word of Mouth Award" and "an honor different from the Oscars", so that the global audience has an entertainment event of their own.
The Huading Annual Awards are usually held in March, June and December each year.