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”, document.write(“”); 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.