Mainichi Film Awards: “Okuribito” takes top prize

The winners of the 63rd Mainichi Film Awards were announced on Wednesday. This year’s Grand Prize was taken by Yojiro Takita’s “Okuribito,” continuing its trophy-winning streak.

The awards will be presented on February 4. The winners are as follows:
Grand Prize: Okuribito (directed by Yojiro Takita)
Best Film: Gururi no Koto (directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi)
Best Foreign Film: The Dark Knight
Best Actor: Hiroshi Abe (Aoi Tori, Aruitemo Aruitemo)
Best Actress: Eiko Koike (Seppun)
Best Supporting Actor: Masato Sakai (After School, Climber's High, Jersey no Futari)
Best Supporting Actress: Keiko Matsuzaka (Hotaru no Haka)
Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award: Haruma Miura (Naoko), Riisa Naka (Junkissa Isobe)
Kinuyo Tanaka Award: Kimiko Yo
Best Director: Koji Wakamatsu (United Red Army)
Best Screenplay: Ryosuke Hashiguchi (Gururi no Koto)
Best Cinematography: Tomohiko Tsuji (United Red Army)
Best Art Direction: Kyoko Yauchi (Nishi no Majo ga Shinda)
Best Music: Taro Iwashiro (Yami no Kodomotachi)
Best Sound: Satoshi Ozaki (Okuribito)
Technical Award: Towako Kuwajima, Takayuki Masuo, Shinji Tsuchiya, Masahide Yanagawase (visual effects in Pako to Mahou no Ehon)
Best Animated Film: The Sky Crawlers (directed by Mamoru Oshii)
Noburo Ofuji Award: Gake no Ue no Ponyo, for Hayao Miyazaki’s creative expression
Best Documentary: Hana wa Doko e Itta (directed by Masako Sakata)
Fan Award (Domestic Film): Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai
Fan Award (Foreign Film): Red Cliff: Part I
Special awards: director Kon Ichikawa, actor Ken Ogata, cinematographer Hiroshi Kusuda

Source:
Mainichi Film Awards

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