41st Japan Academy Film Prize Announces Nominees and Winners

The 41st Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced its winners and nominees for the Grand Prizes. All nominees for the top prize receive “Awards of Excellence”. The Grand Prize will be presented in a ceremony on March 2 in Tokyo.

“Sekigahara” and “The Third Murder” received most nominations and awards, with 10 each. Yakusho Koji, who appears in both works is given two Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role awards.

Miyazawa Rie (Best Actress winner last year) and Nishida Toshiyuki (Vice Chairman of the committee and host for the last 5 years) will serve as moderators for the event. Movies are eligible if they opened in Japan between December 16, 2016 to December 15, 2017.

Check out the list below!

Picture of the Year

 I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

 The Third Murder

 Sekigahara

 The Miracles of the Namiya General Store

 Flower and Sword

Animation of the Year

 Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

 Napping Princess

 Mary and the Witch’s Flower

 Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter

 Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter

Director of the Year

  • Kurosawa Kiyoshi (Before We Vanish)
  • Kore-eda Hirokazu (The Third Murder)
  • Shinohara Tetsuo (Flower and Sword)
  • Harada Masato (Sekigahara)
  • Hiroki Ryuichi (The Miracles of the Namiya General Store)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Oizumi Yo (The Detective Is in the Bar 3)
  • Okada Junichi (Sekigahara)
  • Sato Takeru (The 8 Year Engagement)
  • Suda Masaki (Ah, Wilderness Part 1)
  • Fujiwara Tatsuya (Memoirs of a Murderer)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Aoi Yu (Birds Without Names)
  • Aragaki Yu (Mix.)
  • Tsuchiya Tao (The 8 Year Engagement)
  • Nagasawa Masami (Before We Vanish)
  • Yoshitaka Yuriko (Yurigokoro)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Nishida Toshiyuki (The Miracles of the Namiya General Store)
  • Nishimura Masahiko (What a Wonderful Family! II)
  • Matsuda Ryuhei (The Detective Is in the Bar 3)
  • Murakami Nijiro (MUKOKU)
  • Yakusho Koji (The Third Murder)
  • Yakusho Koji (Sekigahara)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Ono Machiko (The Miracles of the Namiya General Store)
  • Kitagawa Keiko (The Detective Is in the Bar 3)
  • Natsukawa Yui (What a Wonderful Family! II)
  • Hirose Suzu (The Third Murder)
  • Yakushimaru Hiroko (The 8 Year Engagement)

Newcomer Awards

  • Nakajo Ayami (Let’s Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S. Champions?!)
  • Hamabe Minami (I Want To Eat Your Pancreas)
  • Kitamura Takumi (I Want To Eat Your Pancreas)
  • Takeuchi Ryoma (Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High)

The rest of the categories can be viewed at the Japan Academy Prize official site.

(via Oricon)

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