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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nominees for the 41st Hochi Movie Awards (2016)

Here is the list of nominees for the 41st Hochi Movie Awards this year. Numbers in the brackets indicate the number of nominees in each category. All names are presented in the Japanese alphabetical order.

Names in red are the No.1s as voted by the readers.

Winners will be announced at the end of December:

Best Movie (25)
Ikari
Umi yori mo mada fukaku
Kazoku wa tsurai yo
Katsuragi Jiken
Kimi no na wa
Gosaigyou no Onna
Kono sekai no katasumi ni
Satoshi no Seishun
Shoujo
Shin Godzilla
Jinsei no Yakusoku
SCOOP!
Chihayafuru
Dono, Risoku de gozaru!
Nagai Iiwake
Nihon de ichiban warui yatsura
Birthday Card
Haha to Kuraseba
Himeanole
Fuchi ni tatsu
Museum
Mohican Kokyou ni kaeru
Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Rip van Winkle no Hanayome
64 Rokuyon

Best Director (14)
Anno Hideaki - Shin Godzilla
Iwai Shunji - Rip van Winkle no Hanayome
Katabuchi Sunao - Kono sekai no katasumi ni
Koizumi Norihiro - Chihayafuru
Koreeda Hirokazu - Umi yori mo mada fukaku [won best movie in 2004]
Shinkai Makoto - Kimi no na wa
Zeze Takahisa - 64 Rokuyon
Tsuruhashi Yasuo - Gosaigyou no Onna
Nakano Ryota - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Nishikawa Miwa - Nagai Iiwake [won best director in 2009]
Mariko Tetsuya - Distraction Babies
Mori Yoshitaka - Satoshi no Seishun
Yamada Yoji - Haha to kuraseba / Kazoku wa tsurai yo [won best movie in 1977, 1991 and 2002; best director in 2002]
Lee Sang-il - Ikari [won best movie in 2006 and 2010]

Best Leading Actor (13)
Abe Hiroshi - Umi yori mo mada fukaku
Ayano Go - Nihon de ichiban warui yatsura
Oguri Shun - Museum / Nobunaga Concerto
Odagiri Jo - Over Fence
Sato Koichi - 64 Rokuyon [won best actor in 2015]
Ninomiya Kazunari - Haha to kuraseba
Fukuyama Masaharu - SCOOP!
Matsuyama Kenichi - Satoshi no Seishun [won best newcomer in 2006]
Miura Tomokazu - Katsuragi Jiken [won best supporting actor in 1985; best leading actor in 1999]
Motoki Masahiro - Nagai Iiwake [won best leading actor in 1992; best supporting actor in 2015]
Morita Go - Himeanole 
Yagira Yuuya - Distraction Babies
Watanabe Ken - Ikari [won best leading actor in 2006 and 2009]

Best Leading Actress (13)
Aoi Yu - Over Fence [won best supporting actress in 2006]
Ayase Haruka - Kodaike no Hitobito
Arimura Kasumi - Natsumi no Hotaru
Ueno Juri - Otousan to Itou-san
Ootake Shinobu - Gosaigyou no Onna [won best supporting actress in 1978; best leading actress in 1987]
Kuroki Haru - Rip van Winkle no Hanayome
Koizumi Kyoko - Fukigen na Kakko [won best leading actress in 2001 and 2008]
Komatsu Nana - Oboreru Knife / Kurosaki-kun no iinari ni nante naranai [won best newcomer in 2014]
Hirosue Ryoko - Hana-chan ni misoshiru
Hirose Suzu - Chihayafuru / Shigatsu wa kimi no uso [won best newcomer in 2015]
Fujiyama Naomi - Danchi [won best leading actress in 2000]
Miyazawa Rie - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai [won best leading actress in 2002 and 2014]
Yoshinaga Sayuri - Haha to kuraseba [won best leading actress in 1984 and 2012]

Best Supporting Actor (14)
Ayano Go - 64 Rokuyon / Ikari / Rip van Winkle no Hanayome
Ikematsu Sousuke - Mubansou / Dare ka no Mokkin / Nagai Iiwake
Kagawa Teruyuki - Creepy [won best supporting actor in 2006]
Kato Kenichi - Haha to kuraseba
Kishi Yuuta - Kurosaki-kun no iinari ni nante naranai
Suda Masaki - Pink to Grey / Distraction Babies / Nanimono
Takehara Pistol - Nagai Iiwake
Tsumabuki Satoshi - Ikari / Museum [won best leading actor in 2004]
Nagase Masatoshi - 64 Rokuyon [won best leading actor in 1991]
Hamada Gaku - Sekai kara neko ga kieta nara / Good Morning Show
Higashide Masahiro - Satoshi no Seishun
Matsuzaka Toori - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Moriyama Mirai - Ikari [won best supporting actor in 2012]
Lily Frankie - Umi yori mo mada fukaku / SCOOP! / Satoshi no Seishun

Best Supporting Actress (11)
Ishihara Satomi - Shin Godzilla [won best newcomer in 2003]
Kiki Kirin - Umi yori mo mada fukaku [won best supporting actress in 2008; best leading actress in 2015]
Kuroki Haru - Haha to kuraseba 
Sugisaki Hana - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Tanaka Rena - Katsuragi Jiken [won bestnewcomer in 1998]
Natsukawa Yui - 64 Rokuyon
Nikaidou Fumi - SCOOP! / Nanimono
Hirose Suzu - Ikari [won best newcomer in 2015]
Matsuoka Mayu - Chihayafuru
Miyazaki Aoi - Ikari / Sekai kara neko ga kieta nara / Birthday Card
Yoshida Yo - Good Morning Show / Boku no tsuma to kekkon shite kudasai [won best supporting actress in 2015]

Best Newcomer (11)
Iwata Takanori - Shokubutsu Zukan
Sakumoto Takara - Ikari
Sugisaki Hana - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Takahashi Hikaru - Jinsei no yakusoku
Tsuchiya Tao - orange - orenji / Aozora Yell
Nakajima Kento - Kurosaki-kun no 
Nakano Ryota (director) - Yu wo wakasu hodo no atsui ai
Matsuoka Mayu - Chihayafuru
Mackenyu - Chihayafuru
Yamazaki Kento - Ookami shoujo to kuro ouji / orange - orenji / Shigatsu wa kimi no uso
Wakaba Tatsuya - Katsuragi Jiken

Best Foreign Movie (25)
Ex Machina
The Martian
Look Who's Back
Carol
Creed
Jason Bourne
Jungle Book
Suicide Squad
Zootopia
Star Wars The Force Awakens
Spotlight
007 Spectre
Trumbo
Truth
Sully
Finding Dory
Black Scandal
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Bestseller
The secret life of pets
The Danish Girl
Room
The Revenant

Source: Yomiuri Hochi

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never knew that Hochi Movie Awards actually has so many nominees! It makes me trust the award a bit more. Furthermore, I'm suprised but love the fact that for Best Leading Actor, the No.1 voted by the readers is Morita Go for his acting in Himeanole. Well, Kishi Yuuta and Nakajima Kento make it obvious that Johnnys is dominating.

I don't know much about this award, how they will decide the winner? does there will be more than one of the winner?

Chiaki said...

Hi Anonymous, the nominees are chosen based on the public's voting and are usually restricted to the top 20 for movies and top 10 for individuals. It could be that the voting results for some of the nominees were quite close so this year's list is slightly more than expected. There will be a panel of judges who will decide the final winners.

I just took a quick look at the past results from 1976 to 2015 and see that there were no multiple winners for the movies and individual awards except for best newcomer e.g. Ishida Hikari & Takenaka Naoto in 1991, Sakuraba Nanami & Miura Takahiro in 2010, Mitsushima Shinnosuke & Nounen Rena in 2012, Komatsu Nana, Tosaka Hiroomi & Nishida Masafumi in 2014 and Fujino Ryoko and Hirose Suzu in 2015.

Seeing in My Side said...
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Seeing in My Side said...

I hope Matsuoka Mayu get a recognition this time

nihonarashi said...

hello thank you so much for the review, since i dont know how much award nomination in japan :D
is hochi awards based on voting??? or it combined with jury too?
anyway yay for my bias nino getting nominated. but im sorry im on senpai side for this. i really wanna see Himeanole and so curious about Go's character. i also have interest Shun with Museum :)

Chiaki said...

Hi Seeing in My Side, I like Matsuoka Mayu too but I think Kiki Kirin might have a good chance at the supporting actress award too.

Hi nihonarashi, the final results of the award should be decided by the panel of judges. Not sure if the viewers' choice matters and how much weightage it may have on the final decision but as far as Yomiuri Hochi's website says, the nominees were decided by the viewers while the winners will be decided by the judges.

I heard a lot of good comments about Morita's performance in Himeanole but haven't had the chance to watch it yet. The voting result for best supporting actor and best newcomer does seem to suggest that it's due to popularity or mass fan voting rather than based on actual performance. Not to discredit the Johnny's artists because there are good actors among them too but sometimes, it's too blatant that it's the fans rallying together to support their favourites.

I thought that the movies released recently may be at a slight disadvantage in the viewers' voting but it looks like some of these movies still made it to the nominees' list even before they were screened.

Seeing in My Side said...

I mean the newcomers one. It's impossible for me to support Mayu on supporting actress category because i haven't watch any movie but Chihayafuru