The Japan Academy Film Prize Association for excellence in film revealed on Thursday that the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) anime film gained the Popularity Award on the forty fifth annual Japan Academy Film Prizes.

The 99 All Night Nippon radio program launched the outcomes on Thursday at 1:00 a.m. JST (efficiently, Friday). The program’s listeners submitted votes on which work and actor had been “the most discussed of the year” to search out out the recipients of the Popularity Awards, the one Japan Academy Film Prize awards chosen by followers.

Masaki Suda gained the Popularity Award throughout the actor class for the We Made a Beautiful Bouquet film.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time was moreover nominated for Animation of the Year. The totally different nominees had been BELLE, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, and Sing a Bit of Harmony.

Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell, and Yuta Bando are nominated for the Best Music award for his or her work on the BELLE anime film. From live-action motion pictures of manga, Tokyo Revengers Mio Imada and Honey Lemon Soda’s Ai Yoshikawa had been nominated for Best New Actress, whereas What Did You Eat Yesterday?‘s Hayato Isomura was nominated for Best New Actor.

Producer Kyōko Ōbayashi, film paintings lettering designer Toshiyuki Sasatake, and animator Sadao Tsukioka will each acquire a Special Award from the Association for lifetime achievement.

The following will acquire the Chairperson Award for lifetime achievement:

  • Mitsuko Kusabue (actor)
  • Natsuko Toda (film subtitler)
  • Teruyo Nogami (recording/Kurosawagumi manufacturing supervisor)
  • Masako Nozawa (voice actress)
  • Hanae Mori (costume design)
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki (actor)

The recipients of posthumous Special Awards from the Chairperson for lifetime achievement are:

  • Yasuo Otsuka (animator)
  • Masato Hara (producer)
  • Kunie Tanaka (actor)
  • Sonny Chiba (actor)
  • Shin’ichirou Sawai (director, scriptwriter)
  • Tan Takaiwa (Toei and Toei Animation president and producer)
  • Emi Wada (costume design)

Kyoto Animation and Toei Animation will acquire the Shigeru Okada Award for “producing high-quality films that combine entertainment and art with unique creativity and advanced technology.”

The Nippon Academy-Sho Association, a Japanese group roughly similar to America’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Oscars fame, presents the Japan Academy Film Prizes yearly. The nominees all acquire “Awards of Excellence,” nonetheless the exact prime award in each class is likely to be launched in a ceremony on March 11 on the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo.

Movies are eligible within the occasion that they opened in Japan between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

The Animation of the Year class was solely created 15 years prior to now. Last 12 months, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train gained the award. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Tekkonkinkreet, Ponyo, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, From Up On Poppy Hill, Wolf Children, The Wind Rises, Stand By Me Doraemon, The Boy and The Beast, In This Corner of the World, Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Mirai, and Weathering With You had been the sooner winners. Before that, Studio Ghibli gained the final Picture of the Year Award for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

Source: Comic Natalie