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"Akunin" wins the Grand Prize at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards

January 18, 2011 @ 6:49 am
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The Mainichi Shinbun has announced their award winners for the 65th Mainichi Film Awards.

Lee Sang-il's Japanese movie, "Akunin", which recently won Best Picture at the Kinema Junpo Awards, has got its second big national award with the Grand Prize at the Mainichi Film Awards.  The Best Film went to Kobayashi Masahiro's "Haru tono tabi".

Tsutsumi Shinichi won Best Actor for his role in "Kokou no Mesu" (Lone Scalpel), and a special award has been given posthumously to Takamine Hideko, the famous actress died of lung cancer on December 28th of last year.

The traditional awards ceremony for the Mainichi Film Awards will be held at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall on February 8th.

You can check out all of the winners below!

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Grand Prize - "Akunin" (Lee Sang-il)
Best Film - "Haru tono tabi" (Kobayashi Masahiro)
Best Foreign Film - "Breathless" (Yang Ik-Jun)

Best Director - Miike Takashi ("13 Assassins")
Best Script - Sato Yuki ("Heaven's Flower")

Best Starring Actor - Tsutsumi Shinichi ("Kokou no Mesu")
Best Starring Actress - Terajima Shinobu ("Caterpillar")
Best Supporting Actor - Inagaki Goro ("13 Assassins")
Best Supporting Actress - Natsukawa Yui ("Kokou no Mesu")
Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award - Endo Kaname ("Yellow Kid")
Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award - Tokunaga Eri ("Haru tono tabi")
Tanaka Kinuyo Award - Enami Kyoko

Best Cinematography - Kondo Ryuuto ("Kaitanshi Jokei")
Best Art Direction - Kondo Nariyuki ("Bushi no Kageibo")
Best Music - Jim O'Rourke ("Kaitanshi Jokei")
Best Sound - Okamura Jun ("13 Assassins")

Best Animated Film - "Colorful" (Hara Keiichi)

Tsutaya Fan Award (Domestic Film) - "THE LAST MESSAGE UMIZARU" (Hasumi Eiichiro)
Tsutaya Fan Award (Foreign Film) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (David Slade)

Special Award - Actress Takamine Hideko (Posthumous)

Source: Mainichi Film Awards

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