94th Drama Academy Award Winners: Code Blue, Yamashita Tomohisa, Arimura Kasumi, Aragaki Yui and more!

Winners have been announced for the 94th annual Television Drama Academy Awards. This is held quarterly every year by popular magazine “The Television”. The results are decided through combined votes of the magazine readers, special juries, and TV journalists.

Have you watched any dramas from last season? Do you agree with the results? Find out the winners below.

Best Drama

  1. Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON
  2. Hiyokko
  3. Kahogo no Kahoko

Readers Vote:

  1. Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON
  2. Koshoku Robot
  3. Kahogo no Kahoko
  4. Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita
  5. Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Hiyokko
  2. Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON
  3. Kahogo no Kahoko
  4. Hello Harinezumi
  5. Shimokitazawa Die Hard

Jury Vote:

  1. Hiyokko
  2. Yasuragi no Sato
  3. Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON
  4. Kahogo no Kahoko
  5. Shimokitazawa Die Hard

Best Actor

  1. Yamashita Tomohisa (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Kubota Masataka (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  3. Ishizaka Koji (Yasuragi no Sato)

Readers Vote:

  1. Yamashita Tomohisa (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Arioka Daiki (Koshoku Robot)
  3. Kubota Masataka (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  4. Nishikido Ryo (Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai)
  5. Nagase Tomoya (Gomen, Aishiteru)

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Yamashita Tomohisa (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Kubota Masataka (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  3. Eita (Hello Harinezumi)
  4. Nagase Tomoya (Gomen, Aishiteru) / Fukushi Sota (Aishite tatte, Himitsu wa Aru)
  5. Nishijima Hidetoshi (Blanket Cats)

Jury Vote:

  1. Ishizaka Koji (Yasuragi no Sato)
  2. Yamashita Tomohisa (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Kubota Masataka (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  4. Eita (Hello Harinezumi) / Higashiyama Noriyuki (Keiji 7-nin)
  5. Arita Teppei (Wanitokagegisu)

Best Actress

  1. Arimura Kasumi (Hiyokko)
  2. Takahata Mitsuki (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  3. Takei Emi (Kurokawa no Techo)

Readers Vote:

  1. Takahata Mitsuki (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  2. Arimura Kasumi (Hiyokko)
  3. Takei Emi (Kurokawa no Techo)
  4. Watanabe Naomi (Kanna-san!)
  5. Shida Mirai (Utsubokazura no Yume)

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Arimura Kasumi (Hiyokko)
  2. Takahata Mitsuki (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  3. Takei Emi (Kurokawa no Techo)
  4. Watanabe Naomi (Kanna-san!)
  5. Shida Mirai (Utsubokazura no Yume)

Jury Vote:

  1. Arimura Kasumi (Hiyokko)
  2. Takei Emi (Kurokawa no Techo)
  3. Takahata Mitsuki (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  4. Watanabe Naomi (Kanna-san!)
  5. Hirao Nanaka (Ecchan ~ Showa Ikume Papa Love Story ~)

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Takeuchi Ryoma (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  2. Morita Go (Hello Harinezumi)
  3. Asari Yosuke (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)

Readers Vote:

  1. Asari Yosuke (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Arioka Daiki (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Takeuchi Ryoma (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  4. Hiroki Konno (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  5. Yabu Kota (Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai)

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Takeuchi Ryoma (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  2. Morita Go (Hello Harinezumi)
  3. Sawamura Ikki (Hiyokko)
  4. Narita Ryo (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  5. Hiroki Konno (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)

Jury Vote:

  1. Takeuchi Ryoma (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  2. Morita Go (Hello Harinezumi)
  3. Hiroki Konno (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)
  4. Narita Ryo (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  5. Sasaki Kuranosuke (Hiyokko) / Yosuke Eguchi (Kurokawa no Techo) / Eiji Okuda (Kurokawa no Techo)

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Aragaki Yui (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Toda Erika (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Kimura Yoshino (Hiyokko)

Readers Vote:

  1. Aragaki Yui (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Toda Erika (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Matsuoka Mayu (Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai)
  4. Higa Minami (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  5. Nagano Mei (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Aragaki Yui (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Toda Erika (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Matsuoka Mayu (Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai)
  4. Kimura Yoshino (Hiyokko) / Yoshioka Riho (Gomen, Aishiteru)
  5. Kawaei Rina (Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita)

Jury Vote:

  1. Kimura Yoshino (Hiyokko)
  2. Wakui Emi (Hiyokko)
  3. Aragaki Yui (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON) / Nogiwa Yoko (Yasuragi no Sato) / Naka Riisa (Kurokawa no Techo) / Hashimoto Kanna (Keishicho Ikimono Gakari)

Best Theme Song

  1. Wakai Hiroba – Kuwata Keisuke (Hiyokko)
  2. HANABI – Mr. Children (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  3. Family Song – Hoshino Gen (Kahogo no Kahoko)

Readers Vote:

  1. HANABI – Mr. Children (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  2. Are You There? – AYT (Koshoku Robot)
  3. Family Song – Hoshino Gen (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  4. Kiseki no Hito – Kanjani8 (Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai)
  5. Bokutachi ga Yarimashita – DISH// (Bokutachi ga Yarimashita)

TV Reporters Vote:

  1. Family Song – Hoshino Gen (Kahogo no Kahoko)
  2. Wakai Hiroba – Kuwata Keisuke (Hiyokko)
  3. Forevermore – Utada Hikaru (Gomen, Aishiteru)
  4. HANABI – Mr. Children (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON)
  5. Yume Makase – SOIL & PIMP SESSIONS feat. Yojiro Noda (Hello Harinezumi) / Bokutachi ga Yarimashita – DISH// (Bokutachi ga Yarimashita)

Jury Vote:

  1. Wakai Hiroba – Kuwata Keisuke (Hiyokko)
  2. Bojou – Nakajima Miyuki (Yasuragi no Sato)
  3. Yume Makase – SOIL & PIMP SESSIONS feat. Yojiro Noda (Hello Harinezumi)
  4. Family Song – Hoshino Gen (Kahogo no Kahoko) / Forevermore – Utada Hikaru (Gomen, Aishiteru)
  5. Papa Mama Song – Yusuke Santamaria, Hirao Nanaka, Kadowaki Mugi, Ishida Nicole, Ando Tamae, Okamoto Kenichi (Ecchan ~ Showa Ikume Papa Love Story ~) / HANABI – Mr. Children (Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei THE THIRD SEASON) /TAKE MY HAND – Yoru no Honki Dance (Cecile no Mokuromi)

Screenplay Award

Okada Yoshikazu (Hiyokko)

Director Award

Ohne Hitoshi (Hello Harinezumi)

(via The TV)

  • Comments

    • yuu

      I understand Yamapi is top in readers and reporters votes.damn his popularity. but also Jury #2 ?really?😅
      same case with Gakki too.

      I guess no hard competition last season and only code blue who reached high ratings so here they won pretty much everything.

      and this season is for doctor X >_>

    • DoSHachiko

      Hiyokko didn’t really warm up to me until the much later half (when most of the cast changed). So, I couldn’t really get why it got top votes by the Jury/Reporters other than it being an Asadora. :c

      Though I’m happy Takeuchi Ryoma won Best Supporting Actor for Kahogo no Kahoko. I really adored his character the most in the cast.

      • Mela

        Tbh I’m a little bit upset because Takahata didn’t win..she’s really amazing in KnK. She never dissappoints me and I couldn’t say the same thing about Arimura.

    • pondloso

      Hiyokko really good for me from the start it would be better if not arimura
      but she ok int this one not so good but not that bad
      i really love story that about people who help each other and hadreally lovely country side.

    • Yamapi and Gakki? Seriously?

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    • Rika

      With all due respect – and I don’t even hate him, I actually do follow his solo career (especially since a NEWS fan ruined NEWS fandom for me, he is the only one left for me (plus Ryo, but he has K8)) – but I will never understand Yamapi’s appeal as an actor. In my opinion he had one killer performance (Nobuta) and one that was at least interesting (Monsters). All the rest is basically… the same. Cool-guy-pretty-face, same expression. It’s like after Nobuta he decided he has to look stoic in every drama.

      • Hopefully, you’ll see the film Flowers for Algernon

        • Mela

          Do you really think his acting was good in that drama? Just curious…I dropped that drama because his acting was so painful to watch. I’m okay with his cool guy character like in CB or Prodai, but his role in FFA could only be pulled off by talented actors. The drama would be better if he switched his role with Kubota or Kudo Asuka.

          • liuuu

            I think he did better and decent enough in algernon. Better than him in code blue, 5-9 and etc

          • AoZora

            Flowers for Algernoon,when I look at the drama as a whole,it was really good one… But I found Yamapi awkward in those crying scenes when he acted as mentally retarded.. it looked forced… But the other scenes where he is shown as a grownup,he was decent.. But again,it was like Dr Aizawa recycled,. Expert at what you are doing and emotionless yet kind at times..

            I think Kubota and Kudo Asuka did a wonderful job as support cast.. I would like to give more credit to the writer Shinji Nojima. Writing was excellent…

          • peachsea

            Have you seen in real life someone with his character’s condition? To say that it was awful, painful or forced is an insult to the real people who suffers from the same condition. ◔_◔

            • Mela

              Yeah my late childhood friend had similar condition. How could I insult someone with this when the only thing I complained was Yamapi’s acting. Acting to be someone with special condition requires more acting chops, that’s the fact.

      • rs34

        but he is not a cool guy in prodai, buzzer beat, ending planner or algernon. in fact, he is more like a loser in prodai and bb.

        and he was really hilarious despite being stoic in 5ji kara 9ji made and super hilarious in you’re my destiny.

      • Crowe

        He is one of those VERY few actors who rock being bad actor. Like when I watch his drama, I -suprisingly- don’t think that he is stoic, I think “wow this character must have such a deep agenda, you could just see it in his eyes.”

      • john wayne

        agree….very robotic acting…monotoned voice…

      • mmm

        not the best, but he was the most decent last season

    • yue
    • AoZora

      Though I liked Code Blue 3,I didn’t get why the best actor award went to Yamapi. Probably due to its high rating and no other competition… Because I have seen the actors who have won before, giving stellar performances in their dramas for which they were nominated,I feel the level this time has gone down…….. Code Blue 3 had an ensemble cast and it was not riding on Yamapi’s performance/popularity alone.. Anyways congrats Code Blue 3!

      • Lisallie

        The winners have always been johnny and idols lol. The great actors and actress rarely won the main award. This kind of award is useless tbh. Take note that this is an award conducted by a magazine, so guess urself…

      • john wayne

        it’s only because of his face…..robotic acting….monotoned voice…

      • peachsea

        This award is not popularity contest as there are juries and TV reporters who casted their votes in it.

        • AoZora

          I am aware of jury and TV reporter votes.. But I can’t accept the winners..

    • Kylie

      Sth I have in mind for a very long time I honestly think Japanese always confuses real capabilities with popularity. Best actor/actress should go to someone who is more capable at acting and not to someone who’s popular. It’s hightime they separate the 2, I want to see a deserving actor win an award.
      And it’s not only in the field of acting, the music industry as well, that’s why I never take Japanese award ceremonies seriously. And also at the same time I weep for the true talents in the Japanese entainment industry.

      • rs34

        this award is known more to reward talents than nikkan (popularity award). you may not agree with the winner but tv reporters and juries vote for it as well so the winner has more credibility.

    • Lily O.

      I understand how a lot of people say Yamapi’s acting is bland but I personally like it? May be he has an aura that suits Aizawa role

      Ps. My fav role of him will always be Buzzer Beat’s Naoki, he portrayed not over the top heroic character well in that one.

      • Reileen

        Aizawa suits Yamapi really well esp Season 3

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      • peachsea

        I wonder why his acting is so underrated last season.. What went wrong?

        • Azura Of Ylisse

          I completely agree with you.
          He did a role that’s completely different and he seems to have pulled it off (I’ve not seen it myself).
          It’s annoying that he’s not given the attention he deserves.

    • yurisakura

      Congrats to Code Blue!!! Yamapi & Gakky!! 🎉🎊 FujiTV better give us that Season 4!! Code Blue’s a major asset to them now.