51st Blue Ribbon Awards

The winners of the 51st Blue Ribbon Awards, chosen by a committee of critics and writers from seven of Tokyo’s major sports newspapers, were declared on Wednesday.

This year, the winners included a son and mother-in-law: Masahiro Motoki took Best Actor for his role in “Okuribito,” while Kirin Kiki captured Best Supporting Actress for “Aruitemo Aruitemo.” Meanwhile, Hirokazu Koreeda picked up his second Best Director win, and author/artist Lily Franky became the oldest winner ever of the Best Newcomer award.

The full list of winners:
Best Picture: Climber's High
Best Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Best Actor: Masahiro Motoki
Best Actress: Tae Kimura
Best Supporting Actor: Masato Sakai
Best Supporting Actress: Kirin Kiki
Best Newcomer: Yuriko Yoshitaka, Lily Franky
Best Foreign Film: The Dark Knight
The presentation ceremony will be held on February 3.

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