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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 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… I love Chinese cinema, so to get this from the Chinese people and Chinese film industry, means everything to me. Nicolas Cage told THR backstage that he flew in for the event from a village three hours south of Beijing, where he is currently filming Nick Powells Outcast, with Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu his first project in the country. I was excited to do a film here, as I believe in the genius loci of a place — the ‘genie’ of the place is what I call it and I absorb that energy and it affects performance. So I can tell you 100 percent, that making a movie in China, you know Im buzzing with good energy. He added that he even plans to partially relocate to Hong Kong: I want a base in Asia, and I decided that Hong Kong would be the perfect place for me to have a life. While approaching the stage to accept his award as best actor in motion pictures, Cage went out of his way to shake hands with a young Chinese boy seated near the front of the hall and wearing a Superman costume.

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10 Chevrolet suffered significant damage in the accident that also collected David Reutimann. “I knew the start was going to be definitely hairy, but when you arrive at Turn 1 you are not going very fast yet,” Patrick said. “So, I still was off the throttle and I just had enough momentum to go to the middle and so I did and I don’t know why it came around. “Either I drove into hard or the air is just that challenging or we were a little loose. I don’t know. I didn’t even have my front bead blowers on yet just trying to build heat in the front tires.” Patrick was one of many drivers who found the 1.5-mile oval difficult. A new Goodyear tire combined with cold temperatures and a slick track with little grip led to a track-record 15 caution periods Sunday. Among those who encountered trouble was Kyle Busch, who was involved in two separate incidents . The last one as a result of contact with Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers and ended with Busch’s mangled Toyota suffering terminal damage. Patrick said she was “mentally prepared” for the difficult conditions and asked her spotter to help her through the opening laps. “I knew that going into the race based on practice and everything we’ve seen from practice in Cup to the Nationwide race, that losing grip was going to be not that hard to do,” she said. “If I did something wrong, I apologize to everybody on my team. It’s a shame.” Patrick placed last among 43rd drivers Sunday, and Kansas was the fifth time she has failed to finish a race due to an accident. Heading into next week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Patrick is 28th in points with an average finish of 26.4. “It’s just a shame because it always seems to be the case (on) those weekends when things start to be going better and I’ve had lots of people say you looked good in practice yesterday and felt a lot better,” Patrick said.

He led 138 laps and moved into third place in the Sprint Cup Standings with the win. NASCAR’s official Twitter account had this post as Harvick crossed the finish line. CHECKERS! Kevin Harvick wins the Hollywood Casino 400 at @kansasspeedway #NASCAR NASCAR (@NASCAR) October 6, 2013 Here’s a fun fact surrounding Harvick’s win, courtesy NASCAR Stats on Twitter: This is the 3rd time in 6 tries that Kevin Harvick has won a #NASCAR Sprint Cup race from the #CoorsLight pole NASCAR Stats (@NASCARStats) October 6, 2013 Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon , Joey Logano and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five. 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.

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