Kinema Junpo, the oldest film magazine in Japan, has been honouring Japanese films and individuals since 1927. The 2019 award winners were recently announced, and we’re thrilled to see some of our own Japanese Film Festival 2019 films included!
Director Koji Fukada’s A Girl Missing secured the 4th spot for best Japanese films, with actor Sosuke Ikematsu receiving the best actor award. In addition, Just Only Love, directed by Rikiya Imaizumi, was 8th, and Ryo Narita received the best-supporting actor award.
A special award was given to the late Makoto Wada.
Best Director: Kazuya Shiraishi Best Screenplay: Junji Sakamoto Best Actress: Kimi Takiuchi Best Actor: Sosuke Ikematsu Best Supporting Actress: Sosuke Ikematsu Best Supporting Actor: Ryo Narita Best Female Newcomer: Nagisa Sekimizu Best Male Newcomer: Hiroshi Suzuka Best Foreign Film Director: Todd Phillips Readers’ Choice Award Best Director: Junji Sakamoto Readers’ Choice Award Best Foreign Film Director: Todd Phillips Special Award: Makoto Wada