Friday, March 02, 2012

35th Japan Academy Award Winner

The Japan Academy Prize Association has just announced the Award winners for its 35th edition (for the nomination see our previous blog entry):

  • Best Picture of the year: Rebirth (“Youkame no Semi”, dir.: Izuru Narushima)
  • Best Director of the year: Izuru Narushima (Rebirth)
  • Best Animation of the year: From up on Poppy Hill (“Kokuriko-Zaka Kara”, dir.: Goro Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli)
  • Best Actor of the year: Yoshio Harada (Someday)
  • Best Actress of the year: Mao Inoue (Rebirth)
  • Best Supporting Actor of the year: Denden (Cold Fish)
  • Best Supporting Actress of the year: Hiromi Nagasaku (Rebirth)
  • Best Screenplay of the year: Satoko Okudera (Rebirth)
  • Best Music of the year: Goro Yasukawa (Rebirth)
  • Best Cinematography of the year:Junichi Fujisawa (Rebirth)
  • Best Lighting of the year: Masao Kanazawa (Rebirth)
  • Best Art Direction of the year: Yoshinobu Nishioka & Tetsuo Harada (The Last Ronin)
  • Best Sound of the year: Kenichi Fujimoto (Rebirth)
  • Best Editing of the year: Chise Sanjo (Rebirth)
  • Best Foreign Language Film of the year: The King's Speech

Rebirth is clearly the overall winner!

For more details on the award winners you can check Anime News Network, AsianWiki and the Japan Academy Prize official site.

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