Thursday, January 26, 2012

54th Blue Ribbon Awards - winners

東京映画記者会 (The Association of Tokyo Film Journalists) has announced the winners for their 54th ブルーリボン賞 (Blue Ribbon Awards).

The trophy for Best Film went to 園子温 (Sono Sion) for his surreal feature 冷たい熱帯魚 (Cold Fish). He was surprised by his win, saying "Cold Fish is actually too heterogeneous for a Japanese film. I thought it wouldn’t even be considered for awards such as the Blue Ribbon Award."

Best Director went to 99-year-old 新藤兼人 (Shindo Kaneto) for 一枚のハガキ (Post Card). He has said that this will be his last film. He is the oldest winner of the Blue Ribbon and yet this is his first time winning.

From the oldest to the youngest, 芦田愛菜 (Ashida Mana) won Best New Artist for her acting in うさぎドロップ (Bunny Drop) and 片道15分の奇跡 (Hankyu Railways - A 15-Minute Miracle). She is just seven years old.

永作博美 (Nagasaku Hiromi) was winner of Best New Artist in 2007. This time she claimed Best Leading Actress for starring in 八日目の蝉 (Rebirth).

竹野内豊 (Takenouchi Yutaka) was named Best Actor for 太平洋の奇跡-フォックスと呼ばれた男- (Oba: The Last Samurai). The Supporting acting awards went to actress 長澤まさみ (Nagasawa Masami) for モテキ (Love Strikes!), and 伊勢谷友介 (Iseya Yusuke) for both カイジ2 (Kaiji 2) and あしたのジョー (Tomorrow's Joe).

Best Foreign Film honours went to Darren Aronofsky' Black Swan. A Special Award will be presented posthumously to actor 原田芳雄 (Harada Yoshio) who recently passed away on July 19, 2011.

The 54th Blue Ribbon Awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 14th.


Complete list of winners for the 54th ブルーリボン賞 (Blue Ribbon Awards)

Best Film
冷たい熱帯魚 (Cold Fish), 園子温 (Sono Sion)

Best Director
新藤兼人 (Shindo Kaneto), 一枚のハガキ (Post Card)

Best Leading Actor
竹野内豊 (Takenouchi Yutaka), 太平洋の奇跡-フォックスと呼ばれた男- (Oba: The Last Samurai)

Best Leading Actress
永作博美 (Nagasaku Hiromi), 八日目の蝉 (Rebirth)

Best Supporting Actor
伊勢谷友介 (Iseya Yusuke), カイジ2 (Kaiji 2) and あしたのジョー (Tomorrow's Joe)

Best Supporting Actress
長澤まさみ (Nagasawa Masami), モテキ (Love Strikes!)

Best New Artist
芦田愛菜 (Ashida Mana), うさぎドロップ (Bunny Drop) and 片道15分の奇跡 (Hankyu Railways - A 15-Minute Miracle)

Best Foreign Film
Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky

Special Award
原田芳雄 (Harada Yoshio)

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