“91st Kinema Junpo Best Ten” Winners Announced

Kinema Junpo, Japan’s oldest film magazine that began publication in 1919, has released their Best 10 and individual awards for 2017! The awards ceremony will be held on February 12.

Check out their list winners for movies, actors and actresses below! Other categories can be viewed at the official website.

Japanese Movies Best Ten

  1. The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue
  2. Flower Case / HANAGATAMI
  3. Ah, Wilderness
  4. Dear Etranger
  5. Before We Vanish
  6. Bangkok Nites
  7. Her Life is not a Mistake
  8. The Third Murder
  9. Birds Without Names
  10. When They Knit Seriously

Foreign Movies Best Ten

  1.  I, Daniel Blake
  2.  Paterson
  3.  Manchester By The Sea
  4.  Dunkirk
  5.  The Woman Who Left
  6.  Silence
  7.  The Other Side of Hope
  8.  Hidden Figures
  9.  Moonlight
  10.  La La Land

Individual Award

Best Actress: Aoi Yu (Birds Without Names)
Best Actor: Suda Masaki (Kiseki: Sobito of That Day / Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High/ Ah, Wilderness / Spark)
Best Supporting Actress: Tanaka Rena (Dear Etranger)
Best Supporting Actor: Yang Ik-Joon (Ah, Wilderness)
Best Female Newcomer: Ishibashi Shizuka (The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue / PARKS / Misshi to bannin)
Best Male Newcomer: Yamada Ryosuke (The Miracles of the Namiya General Store / FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST)
Best Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi (Flower Case / HANAGATAMI)
Best Screenplay: Ishii Yuya (The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue)
Best Foreign Film Director: Ken Roach (I, Daniel Blake)