UPDATED at 2:51pm with IMAGES of the historic wins from Natalie.mu
Hollywood Reporter shared the wonderful news early Friday morning as TOHO’s modern Godzilla masterpiece, SHIN-GOJIRA, swept the 40th annual Japan Academy Prize Awards.
SHIN took a staggering SEVEN awards home, including BEST PICTURE. The film’s acclaimed directors, Hideaki Anno and longtime Toho/Godzilla veteran Shinji Higuchi, were awarded the coveted BEST DIRECTOR prize together. HR’s report brings much welcomed mainstream recognition to the film’s top two awards. The film, however, took home seven awards in total! We’ve gathered the full sourced list for you here, thanks to The Japan Academy Prize Awards’ official site. SHIN-GOJIRA took home the following awards:
The full nominations and winners list is below, which also highlights all other categories SHIN was nominated in, including “Best Actor”, “Supporting Actress” twice over, and “Film Score”.
40th Japan Academy Prize Awards:
Reference: Jump up^ “日本アカデミー賞公式サイト”. Japan Academy Prize.
Congratulations again to TOHO and the film’s creative team. We are thrilled to see such a true resurgence for our beloved GOJIRA!