Good day, mortals. Enjoy the weekend? Unless you were at the inaugural Expats in Chinese Film and TV Awards, not as much as these players.
Described by one excited attendee as “the stupidest, most Z-list thing ever… a fake award ceremony with fake red carpet,” the “expat Oscars” (as no one is calling it) was hosted by this nubile pair:
On the right is Mark Regan, a “Weatherman Anchor” at CCTV. (Mark’s previous role was “Import / Export Manager at Beijing W&G Trading Co,” so TV was the obvious next step.) His co-host is Shenzhen TV’s Yue Xu.
Other expat luminaries going viral on the interwebs are “uprising actor Greg Schroeder” (video apparently exists)
“Mr. Albania Rolando Lekja”
“Well-known actor Ludi Lin” (whose credits include The Shannon Entrophy)
And Frank from This is Sanlitun, who apparently turned up in character. Awesome do-rag.
Our source told us, “Everyone seemed nice – it was all just a little bit sad.” And how. No Cao Cao; not even Carlos Ottery? Saaaaad.
Were you a guest at the Expats in Chinese Film and TV Awards? Did you win an award? Please do not get in contact with us.
A magical night where douchebaggery rules
Looks like the whole shit parade was laid on by That’s Beijing magazine (see logo in the last photo)
They need a new Marketing Manager.
That’s Beijing* needs a new Marketing Manager.
Aw, shit! Did I miss this AGAIN?
Ah, expats. Grandiose pomposity of people with over-inflated egos as a result of being treated like gods for being able to say “Ni Hao” ahead!
without jonathan, no brand recognition! simple as that!
at least it’s pretty clear we’re talking about the same guy… see? the brand is strong!
Where’s the Laowai Comics guy? lol
You know what? This site is rapidly turning into a poor pastiche of the Shanghaiist.