Yes, the King of the Monsters is an Academy Award winner.
Last Sunday night’s Academy Awards here in the States were pretty crazy, ending with a twist that not even M. Night Shyamalan could’ve seen coming. Meanwhile, Japan’s version of the Academy Awards (technically called Japan Academy Prize) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a ceremony today, and we’re happy to report that Toho’s Shin Godzilla totally swept the show.
The Kaiju film won Best Picture, while directors Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi took home the directing statue. Toho’s latest Godzilla production also won awards for Editing (Hideaki Anno and Atsuki Sato), Cinematography (Kousuke Yamada), Art Direction (Yuji Hayashida & Eri Sakushima), Lighting (Takayuki Kawabe), and Sound Recording (Jun Nakamura & Haru Yamada).
Yes, that’s SEVEN total awards. Congrats, Big G!
Shin Godzilla (also known as Godzilla Resurgence) was the highest grossing live-action film released in Japan last year and also the highest-grossing Japanese Godzilla film of all time.