Aoi Miyazaki wins Galaxy Award

Some of the winners of the 45th Galaxy Awards were announced on Friday. Sponsored by the non-profit Japan Council for Better Radio and Television, the awards honor contributions in radio and television between April of last year and March of this year.

Actress Aoi Miyazaki was given the Individual Award for television, based on her starring role in the NHK taiga drama “Atsuhime.” This is the first time a taiga drama lead has won that prize since it was established during the 21st Galaxy Awards.

A special 45th anniversary award was given to 75-year-old talento/writer/composer Rokusuke Ei. Last year’s drama series “Utahime” won the My Best TV Award, which is determined by public vote.

The other awards will be announced on June 3.

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