Winners Announced for the 40th Japan Academy Prize

The awards ceremony for the 40th Japan Academy Prize was held last night, March 3. It confers the Grand Prize from among the “Awards of Excellence” of each category, winners of which were announced last January. Ando Sakura (Best Actress winner last year) and Nishida Toshiyuki (Vice Chairman of the committee and host for the last 4 years) served as moderators for the event

“Shin Godzilla” hit it big, winning 7 awards, the most for a movie this year including Best Picture and Best Director. Miyazawa Rie won her third Best actress award for the movie “Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai”. Newcomer Sugisaki Hana won Best Supporting actress for the same film. Sato Koichi won Best actor for the movie “64 Rokuyon Zenpen” while Tsumabuki Satoshi won Best Supporting actor for “Ikari”. He and Ayano Go played lovers in the film.

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni beats Kimi no Na Wa. for Animation Picture of the Year. Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.) won Best Screenplay.

Did your bet make it? Check out the rest of the winners and pictures from the event below.

Picture of the Year: Shin Godzilla

  • Ikari
  • Kazoku wa Tsurai yo
  • Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai
  • 64 Rokuyon Zenpen

Animation of the Year: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

  • Kimi no Na wa.
  • Koe no Katachi
  • Rudolf to Ippai Attena
  • ONE PIECE FILM GOLD

Director of the Year: Anno Hideaki / Higuchi Shinji (Shin Godzilla)

  • Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
  • Zeze Takahisa (64 Rokuyon Zenpen)
  • Nakano Ryota (Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai)
  • Lee Sang-il (Ikari)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Sato Koichi (64 Rokuyon Zenpen)

  • Ayano Go (Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura)
  • Okada Junichi (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko)
  • Hasegawa Hiroki (Shin Godzilla)
  • Matsuyama Kenichi (Satoshi no Seishun)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Miyazawa Rie (Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai)

  • Ootake Shinobu (Gosaigyou no Onna)
  • Kuroki Haru (Rip van Winkle no Hanayome)
  • Hirose Suzu (Chihayafuru – Kami no ku -)
  • Miyazaki Aoi (Ikari)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Tsumabuki Satoshi (Ikari)

  • Takehara Pistol (Nagai Iiwake)
  • Higashide Masahiro (Satoshi no Seishun)
  • Moriyama Mirai (Ikari)
  • Lily Frankie (SCOOP!)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Sugisaki Hana (Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai)

  • Ishihara Satomi (Shin Godzilla)
  • Ichikawa Mikako (Shin Godzilla)
  • Hirose Suzu (Ikari)
  • Miyazaki Aoi (Birthday Card)

Newcomer Awards

  • Sugisaki Hana (Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai)
  • Takahata Mitsuki (Shokubutsu Zukan: Unmei no Koi, Hiroimashita))
  • Hashimoto Kanna (Sailor Fuku to Kikanju: Sotsugyo)
  • Iwata Takanori (Shokubutsu Zukan: Unmei no Koi, Hiroimashita)
  • Sakaguchi Kentaro (64 Rokuyon Zenpen / 64 Rokuyon Gohen)
  • Sakumoto Takara (Ikari)
  • Chiba Yudai (Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!)
  • Mackenyu (Chihayafuru – Kami no Ku – / Chihayafuku – Shimo no Ku -)

Best Screenplay: Shinkai Makoto (Kimi no Na wa.)
Best Art Direction: Hayashida Yuji / Sakujima Kuri (Shin Godzilla)
Best Cinematography: Yamada Kosuke (Shin Godzilla)
Best Lighting Direction: Kawabe Takayuki (Shin Godzilla)
Best Sound Recording: Nakamura Jun / Yamada Yo (Shin Godzilla)
Best Film Editing: Anno Hideaki / Sato Atsuki (Shin Godzilla)
Best Music Award: RADWIMPS (Kimi no Na wa.)
Best Foreign Langauge Film: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson / Director Clint Eastwood

Topic/ Popularity Award
Actor Department : Iwata Takanori (Shokubutsu Zukan: Unmei no Koi, Hiroimashita))
Work Department: Kimi no Na Wa.

(via Oricon, Japan Academy Prize)

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  • Comments

    • H

      All I care about is Miyazawa Rie’s win and Shin Godzilla sweeping up everything

    • Taima-kun

      some of the ladies’ outfits are disastrous except the classy Miyazawa Rie

    • Jo

      Happy for Sugisaki Hana and Sakaguchi Kentaro :)
      I was moved by Sato Koichi’s performance in 64 so no surprise he won. Also congrats to Tsumabuki Satoshi!
      I need to see Yu o Wakasu Hodo no Atsui Ai and Ikari.

    • HyperMoot .

      Glad for Rie, Shin Godzilla over Ikari ? Not that I dislike Shin Godzilla but…

    • Goi

      Sekaguchi Kentato!!! Congrats :D

    • light

      Congrats to all the winners, going to watch Ikari once it’s out on dvd =)
      Nino was too cute, all smiles <3 especially when Ayano was up, i want them to collaborate again=)

    • R434

      Ninomiya??

      • light

        What about him?

    • Brett

      Did I win anything?

    • Matcha
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    • eplizo

      Congratz King Kentaro