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Japan Academy Prize 2011: Winners: CONFESSIONS, VILLAIN, 13 ASSASSINS

Confessions, Kokuhaku

Confessions, Villain, 13 Assassins, and the other winners of the 2011 Japan Academy Prize have been announced. The 34th Annual Japan Academy Prize, “often called the Japan Academy Awards or the Japanese Academy Awards, is a series of awards given annually since 1978 by the Nippon Academy-sho Association for Excellence in Japanese Film. Award categories are similar to the Academy Awards.” The award ceremony was held  on February 18, 2011 at the New Takanawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo. The full listing of the 2011 Japan Academy Prize winners is below.

Picture of the Year
Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Animation of the Year

Kari-gurashi no Arietti (The Borrowers)

Director of the Year
Tetsuya Nakashima, Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Screenplay of the Year
Tetsuya Nakashima, Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Eri Fukatsu, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Akira Emoto, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Kirin Kiki, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Achievement in Music
Joe Hisaishi, Akunin (Villain)

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Nobuyasu Kita, Jûsan-nin no Shikaku (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
Yoshiya Watanabe, Jûsan-nin no Shikaku (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Yuji Hayashida, Jûsan-nin no Shikaku (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording
Jun Nakamura, Jûsan-nin no Shikaku (13 Assassins)

Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing
Yoshiyuki Koike, Kokuhaku (Confessions)

Outstanding Foreign Language Film
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Rookie Awards
Mana Ashida, Ghost: Mou Ichido Dakishimetai
Momoka Ono, Kinako: Minarai Keisatsuken no Monogatari (Police Dog Dream)
Riisa Naka, Zeburâman: Zebura Shiti no Gyakushû (Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City), Toki o kakeru shôjo (Time Traveller)
Kento Nagayama, Sofutoboi (Softball Boys)
Shohei Miura, Za Rasuto Messêji: Umizaru (Umizaru 3: The Last Message)
Takahiro Miura, Railways

Special Award from the Chairman
Umetsugu Inoue (director, died February 11 at the age of 86)
Tanie Kitabayashi (actress, died April 27 at the age of 98)
Takeo Kimura (art director, died March 21 at the age of 91)
Keiju Kobayashi (actor, died September 16 at the age of 86)
Katsumi Nishikawa (director, died April 6 at the age of 91)

Special Award from the Association
Ryuzo Ueno (sword fights)
Hiroshi Kuze (sword fights)
Ryoji Matsumoto (decoration)
Nobuo Yajima (special effects)
Teruyo Nogami (Kurosawa-gumi production manager)

Source: Chinokino

 

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