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39th Japanese Academy Awards

The ceremony took place in the Grand Prince Hotel on the 4th of March and the winners were:

Best Picture: Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Koreeda)

Best Animated Film: The Boy and The beast (Mamoru Hosoda)

Best Director: Hirokazu Koreeda (Our Little Sister)

Best Actor: Kazunari Ninomiiya (Living with my Mother)

Best Actress: Sakura Ando (100 Yen Love)

Best Supporting Actor: Masahiro Motoki (The Emperor in August, Japan’s Longest Stay)

Best Supporting Actress: Haru Kuroki (Living with my Mother) Best Screenplay: Shin Adachi (100 Yen Love)

Best Cinematography: Mikiya Takimoto (Our Little Sister)

Best Lighting Direction: Norikiyo Fujii (Our Little Sister)

Best Music: Sakanaction (Bakuman)

Best Art Direction: Hidefumi Hanatani (125 Years Memory)

Best Sound Recording: Nobuhiko Matsukage (125 Years Memory)

Best Film Editing: Yasuyuki Ozeki (Bakuman)

Best Foreign Language Film: American Sniper

Newcomer of the Year: Kasumi Arimura (Flying Colors), Tao Tsuchiya (Orange), Ryosuke Yamada, (Assassination Classroom), Yojiro Noda (Pieta in the Toilet

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