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Mar 9, 2013

Japan Academy Prize 2013: Winners: THE KIRISHIMA THING, DEAREST

The Kirishima Thing

The Kirishima Thing, Dearest, and the other winners of the 2013 Japan Academy Prize have been announced. The 36th 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 full listing of the 2013 Japan Academy Prize winners is below:

Picture of the Year

Award Winner: “The Kirishima Thing”

Animation of the Year

Award Winner: “Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda)

Director of the Year

Award Winner: Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing”)

Screenplay of the Year

Award Winner: Kenji Uchida (“Key Of Life”)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Award Winner: Hiroshi Abe (“Thermae Romae”)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Award Winner: Kirin Kiki (“Chronicle Of My Mother”)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Award Winner: Hideji Otaki (“Dearest”)

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Award Winner: Kimiko Yo (“Dearest”)

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Award Winner: Ikuko Kawai (“A Chorus of Angels”)

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Award Winner: Daisaku Kimura (“A Chorus of Angels”)

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction

Award Winner: Takashi Sugimoto (“A Chorus of Angels”)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Award Winner: Norihiro Isoda/Nariyuki Kondo (“The Floating Castle”)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording

Award Winner: Fumio Hashimoto (“Admiral Yamamoto”)

Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing

Award Winner: Mototaka Kusakabe (“The Kirishima Thing”)

Outstanding Foreign Language Film

Award Winner: “The Intouchables” (France)

Rookie of the Year

Emi Takei
Fumi Nikaido
Ai Hashimoto
Shota Sometani
Shim Chang-Min
Masahiro Higashide
Tori Matsuzaka

Most Popular Film

“The Kirishima Thing”

Most Popular Actor

“Yuko Oshima”

Source: Oneasianworld