Drama Grand Prix: “Maou” takes 4 out of 5
Last week, Nikkan Sports announced the results of its summer survey for the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix. A total of 24,757 votes were collected between September 25 and October 4. The big winner this time was the TBS series “Maou,” winning in all four categories that it was nominated for. Satoshi Ohno
The show received about 12,600 votes for Best Drama, handily beating “Code Blue” by close to 5,000 votes. At #3 was “33-pun Tantei,” far behind at only 1,300 votes, followed by “Atsuhime” and “Shibatora” with less than 800 votes apiece.
beat Tomohisa Yamashita
in the Best Actor category by roughly 2,500 votes. “Maou” co-star Toma Ikuta
also made the list at #3.
For Best Supporting Actor, Kei Tanaka
edged out the competition, and the top 5 were all either from “Maou” or “Code Blue.” Ryoko Kobayashi
gave “Maou” its fourth award as Best Supporting Actress, while the rest of the votes were split among the three female leads from “Code Blue” and Mikako Tabe
The only category that “Maou” didn’t win was the Best Actress award, due to its lack of a starring female role. Aoi Miyazaki
received about 8,200 votes for her role in “Atsuhime,” with young star Mirai Shida
(“Seigi no Mikata
”) trailing by 3,500 votes to land in second.
The complete results are available in the forums