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Saturday, February 16, 2008

31st Japan Academy Awards Winners



Yesterday the Nippon Academy-Sho announced the winners of these awards and here we find the nominees and some of the winners highlighted in dark red.


Best Picture
Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi
Kisaragi
Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai
Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~
Bizan

Best Animation
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Summer Days with Coo
Tekkon Kinkreet
Piano no Mori
Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure

Best Director
Isshin Inudo (Bizan)
Yuichi Sato (Kisaragi)
Masayuki Suo (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Joji Matsuoka (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)

Best Screenplay
Kankuro Kudo (Maiko Haaaan!!!)
Ryota Kosawa (Kisaragi)
Masayuki Suo (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Suzuki Matsuo (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Takashi Yamazaki / Ryota Kosawa (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)

Best Actor
Sadao Abe (Maiko Haaaan!!!)
Joe Odagiri (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Ryo Kase (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Koji Yakusho (Zou no Senaka)
Hidetaka Yoshioka (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)

Best Actress
Kirin Kiki (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Shinobu Terajima (Ai no Rukeichi)
Miki Nakatani (Jigyaku no Uta)
Yukie Nakama (Ooku)
Rie Miyazawa (The Invitation from Cinema Orion)

Best Supporting Actor
Akira Emoto (Yajikita Dochuu Teresuko)
Teruyuki Kagawa (Kisaragi)
Kaoru Kobayashi (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Shinichi Tsutsumi (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Shinichi Tsutsumi (Maiko Haaaan!!!)

Best Supporting Actress
Maki Horikita (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Takako Matsu (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Nobuko Miyamoto (Bizan)
Masako Motai (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Hiroko Yakushimaru (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)

Best Music
Tadashi Ueda (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Michiru Oshima (Bizan)
Naoki Sato (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Ringo Shiina (Sakuran)
Yoshikazu Suo (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)

Best Cinematography
Norimichi Kasamatsu (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Naoki Kayano (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Daisaku Kimura (Tsukigami)
Kozo Shibazaki (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Takahiro Tsutai (Bizan)

Best Lighting Direction
Kenichi Mizuno (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Tatsuya Osada (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Takashi Sugimoto (Tsukigami)
Kenichi Mizuno (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Yoshitake Hikita (Bizan)

Best Art Direction
Namiko Iwaki (Sakuran)
Anri Jojo (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Mitsuo Harada (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Kyoko Heya (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Takashi Yoshida (Ooku)

Best Sound
Shigeru Abe / Hiromichi Kori / Kiyoshi Yoneyama (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Kiyoshi Kakizawa (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Junichi Shima (Bizan)
Hitoshi Tsurumaki (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
Nobuhiko Matsukage (Tsukigami)

Best Editing
Soichi Ueno (Bizan)
Junichi Kikuchi (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
Seigo Hirasawa (Maiko Haaaan!!!)
Shinichi Fujima (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Ryuji Miyajima (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)

Best Foreign Film
Letters from Iwo Jima

Dreamgirls
Babel
Hairspray
The Bourne Ultimatum

Best Newcomer
Eiji Wentz (Gegege no Kitaro)
Kento Hayashi (Battery)
Haruma Miura (Koizora)
Yui Aragaki (Koizora)
Yayako Uchida (Tokyo Tower ~Okan to Boku to, Tokidoki, Oton~)
Kaho (Tennen Kokekko)
Kie Kitano (Kofuku na Shokutaku)

If you understand Japanese you can check all the winners here. If you do not I was able to find the winners in Twitch, to check them go here.

As I do really love Japanese movies here are some that will be interesting to watch in the near future.

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