What Discovery?” Why the Japan Academy Prize, which is unpopular even among movie fans, has come under fire more than usual | FRIDAY DIGITAL

What Discovery?” Why the Japan Academy Prize, which is unpopular even among movie fans, has come under fire more than usual

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This year’s Japan Academy Awards saw “Godzilla-1.0” win eight awards. …… (at the “Big Hit Gory Black-and-White Stage Greeting” on January 12, ’24)

《This year’s Japan Academy Awards sucks, what’s the discovery? …….

The 47th Japan Academy Prize was held on March 8 and broadcast live on NTV. The results have caused a firestorm among movie fans. The most important reason is the double award of Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress for Sakura Ando (38), the first time in 10 years.

In addition to the above, there were many comments on the Internet with the following content.

Japan Academy loves double awards, doesn’t it? It looks like they nominated Sakura Ando for both from the beginning.

I don’t dislike Sakura Ando, but this year’s Best Actress is probably Hana Sugisaki, no matter who you look at.

《Japan Academy, you are too biased. There’s no double, as you’d expect. ……

Best actor award for a minor role? Isn’t it strange? I don’t think Ms. Ando got it either.

What is the meaning of this? We interviewed a writer who is familiar with the drama and movie industry.

The reason for the controversy is that Ando’s role in the film was too subtle to warrant a double Best Actress award. Aside from “Godzilla-1.0,” which won the Best Supporting Actress Award, “Monster,” which won the Best Leading Actress Award, had four leads: Ando, Eita Nagayama, and two child actors. Many people in the entertainment industry are questioning why this film won the Best Actress award at …….” (Interview writer)

It has become a regular occurrence for movie fans to question the results of the Japan Academy Awards.

As is the case every year, the Japan Academy Prize has been the subject of questions from movie fans since the nomination stage, “Why this person? is already a regular occurrence. There are always big-name actors who are nominated if they appear in a film, and actors from major agencies who win awards based on their name alone. Everyone recognizes Sakura Ando’s acting ability in both films, but there was a sense of discomfort in her receiving a double award. I believe that the person herself felt this discomfort the most. It was impressive that he gave an award acceptance speech as if he was confused.

There is almost no denial of Ando’s acting ability from either movie fans or people in the entertainment industry. So why is there such strong suspicion about the double award? ……

There are a lot of theories floating around: “It’s a fake race to create a buzz about the double award. There is the theory that it is a “discovery” because he is a famous second-generation actor. The theory that it is safe to give the award to the actor of “Monster,” which has won awards overseas, and that he is following the lead of other countries. To top it all off, Nippon Television broadcasts the Japan Academy Awards live on TV, and Ando’s “Brush Up Your Life,” in which he starred for Nippon TV last year, was very well received. Some people believe that this is a merit award for that.

Indeed, when I looked into it, I found that most of the actresses, except Ando, have starred only in other stations in recent years (laughs). Of course, I don’t know the truth. ……” (entertainment reporter)

The Japan Academy Prize is expected to be awarded in a way that satisfies everyone.

Ando on location for “Brush Up Life” in the lobby of Nippon TV. On the left is Kayo Noro playing a classmate (’23 Feb. 3).
Also on location in front of Nippon TV. In the film, she played a TV producer in her third life cycle (March 3 and 10, 2011 issue).
Kaho (right) also appeared in the film as Ando’s classmate (March 3 and 10, 2011 issues).
  • Interview and text by Nanako

    Born in Ehime Prefecture. After working at a broadcasting station, she became a freelance writer. She specializes in interviews with celebrities and analysis of popular events, and is always on the lookout for serial dramas and popular Japanese movies. She is a well-known beautiful writer in the magazine industry.

  • PHOTO Kazuhiko Nakamura (1st photo), Kenji Sugawara (2nd~4th photos)

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