The 34th Japan Academy Prize Winners Revealed

Yaay. I love it when they award my favorite actors.

Japan’s Academy Prize was revealed on Friday and the winners are very lucky. The most notable winner is 6-year-old Mana Ashida, who became the youngest winner to win the “newcomer award.” Check out the other winners.

Picture of the Year:

  • Akunin
  • Otouto
  • Kokuhaku
  • Kokou no Mesu
  • 13 Assassins

Animation of the Year:

  • Colorful
  • Karigurashi no Arrietty
  • Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen
  • Meitantei Conan: Tenkuu no Lost Ship
  • One Piece Film: Strong World

Director of the Year:

  • Tetsuya Nakashima (Kokuhaku)
  • Izuru Narushima (Kokou no Mesu)
  • Takashi Miike (13 Assassins)
  • Yoji Yamada (Otouto)
  • Sang-il Lee (Akunin)

Screenplay of the Year:

  • Masato Kato (Kokou no Mesu)
  • Daisuke Tengan (13 Assassins)
  • Tetsuya Nakashima (Kokuhaku)
  • Yoji Yamada / Emiko Hiramatsu (Otouto)
  • Shuichi Yoshida / Sang-il Lee (Akunin)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Tsurube Shofukutei (Otouto)
  • Shinichi Tsutsumi (Kokou no Mesu)
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki (Akunin)
  • Etsushi Toyokawa (Hisshiken Torisashi)
  • Koji Yakusho (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Shinobu Terajima (Caterpillar)
  • Eri Fukatsu (Akunin)
  • Takako Matsu (Kokuhaku)
  • Hiroko Yakushimaru (Kondo wa Aisaika)
  • Sayuri Yoshinaga (Otouto)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Renji Ishibashi (Kondo wa Aisaika)
  • Akira Emoto (Akunin)
  • Masaki Okada (Akunin)
  • Masaki Okada (Kokuhaku)
  • Koji Kikkawa (Hisshiken Torisashi)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Yu Aoi (Otouto)
  • Kirin Kiki (Akunin)
  • Yoshino Kimura (Kokuhaku)
  • Yui Natsukawa (Kokou no Mesu)
  • Hikari Mitsushima (Akunin)

Outstanding Achievement in Music:

  • Koji Endo (13 Assassins)
  • Grand Funk (BECK)
  • Isao Tomita (Otouto)
  • Joe Hisaishi (Akunin)
  • Meina Co. (Kondo wa Aisaika)

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography:

  • Shoichi Ato / Atsushi Ozawa (Kokuhaku)
  • Koichi Ishii (Hisshiken Torisashi)
  • Norimichi Kasamatsu (Akunin)
  • Nobuyasu Kita (13 Assassins)
  • Shinji Chikamori (Otouto)

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction:

  • Susumu Takakura (Kokuhaku)
  • Noritaka Chihara (Hisshiken Torisashi)
  • Kazuhiro Iwashita (Akunin)
  • Yoshiya Watanabe (13 Assassins)
  • Koichi Watanabe (Otouto)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:

  • Towako Kuwashima (Kokuhaku)
  • Yohei Taneda / Ryo Sugimoto (Akunin)
  • Hidefumi Hanatani (Ooku)
  • Yuji Hayashida (13 Assassins)
  • Toshiyuki Matsumiya (Sakuradamongai no Hen)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording:

  • Kazumi Kishida (Otouto)
  • Mitsugu Shiratori (Akunin)
  • Yasushi Tanaka (Hisshiken Torisashi)
  • Jun Nakamura (13 Assassins)
  • Masato Yano (Kokuhaku)

Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing:

  • Iwao Ishii (Otouto)
  • Tsuyoshi Imai (Akunin)
  • Yoshiyuki Koike (Kokuhaku)
  • Chieko Suzaki (Hisshiken Torisashi)
  • Kenji Yamashita (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Foreign Language Film:

  • Avatar
  • Inception
  • Invictus
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Hurt Locker

Rookie of the Year:

  • Mana Ashida (Ghost: Mou Ichido Dakishimetai)
  • Momoka Ono (Kinako: Minarai Keisatsuken no Monogatari)
  • Riisa Naka (Zebraman: Zebra City no Gyakushu, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo)
  • Kento Nagayama (Soft Boy)
  • Shohei Miura (THE LAST MESSAGE: Umizaru)
  • Takahiro Miura (RAILWAYS)

Special Award from the Chairman:

  • Umetsugu Inoue (director, died February 11 at the age of 86)
  • Tanie Kitabayashi (actress, died April 27 at the age of 98)
  • Takeo Kimura (art director, died March 21 at the age of 91)
  • Keiju Kobayashi (actor, died September 16 at the age of 86)
  • Katsumi Nishikawa (director, died April 6 at the age of 91)

Special Award from the Association:

  • Ryuzo Ueno (sword fights)
  • Hiroshi Kuze (sword fights)
  • Ryoji Matsumoto (decoration)
  • Nobuo Yajima (special effects)
  • Teruyo Nogami (Kurosawa-gumi production manager)

 

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