After first being leaked on a “test” page of their website, the 35th Japan Academy Prize Nominees (the Japanese Academy Awards / Oscars) have been finally officially announced today. The list of the nominees can be found (in japanese) on the “Japan Academy Prize” website [ 日本アカデミー賞公式サイト ] and an english version can also be found on the Asian Media Wiki website. More details after the jump:
Award winners are indicated in red.
The nominees for Best Picture of the year (2012) are:
- Someday (“Ooshikamura Soudouki”, dir.: Junji Sakamoto)
- The Last Ronin (“Saigo no Chushingura”, dir.: Shigemichi Sugita)
- A Ghost of a Chance (“Suteki na Kanashibari”, dir.: Koki Mitani)
- Phone Call to the Bar (“Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru”, Dir.: Hajime Hashimoto)
- Rebirth (“Youkame no Semi”, dir.: Izuru Narushima)
The nominees for Best Director of the year (2012) are:
- Junji Sakamoto (Someday)
- Kaneto Shindo (Post Card))
- Shigemichi Sugita (The Last Ronin)
- Izuru Narushima (Rebirth)
- Koki Mitani (A Ghost of a Chance)
The nominees for Best Animation of the year (2012) are:
- K-ON! Movie (“Eiga Keion!”, dir.: Naoko Yamada)
- From up on Poppy Hill (“Kokuriko-Zaka Kara”, dir.: Goro Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli)
- Osamu Tezuka's Buddha (“Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku yo! Utsukushiku”, dir.: Yasuomi Ishito)
- Little Ghostly Adventures Of The Tofu Boy (“Tofu Kozo”, dir.: Sugii Gisaburo & Kawahara Shimmei)
- Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (“Meitantei Conan: Chinmoku no kuota”, dir.: Kobun Shizuno)
The award winners will be announced on March 2, 2012. Stay tuned!
Update: More details on the award winners on Anime News Network, AsianWiki and the Japan Academy Prize official site.