Will last year’s Best Actor winner, V6’s Okada Junichi, pass the torch to Nino?
It was announced that Arashi‘s Ninomiya Kazunari is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” for the 39th Japan Academy Prize. Ninomiya is nominated for his role in “Haha to Kuraseba”, a post-war fantasy movie about a dead son who revisits his mother. Consequently, the movie is nominated in 11 categories including Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best in Cinematography, and many more.
Last year, V6‘s Okada Junichi made history by winning two top acting awards for two different movies, which included the Best Actor award. Also thanks to Okada, the agency became lenient is allowing their talents to honor these kind of award giving body.
In a related news, Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke will be receiving an award for “Newcomer of the Year” for his movie “Ansatsu Kyoushitsu“.
Japan Academy Prize is synonymous to United States’s Oscars.
The Japan Academy Prize awarding ceremony will happen on Mar 4th at 16:00-19:30 (JST).
Congratulations to Nino on getting nominated, I hope he wins though I haven’t seen that movie. Also, congratulations to Yamada as he will be one of the awardees for Newcomer of the Year.