Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Confessions" takes top spot at the 53rd annual Blue Ribbon Awards

by Chris MaGee

Even though Tetsuya Nakashima "Confessions" didn't end up making the final cut for five films competing in the Best Foreign Language Films at the 83rd annual Academy Awards the dark revenge tale is still sweeping awards ceremonies back home in Japan. The latest awards to give Nakashima's film top honours is the 53rd annual Blue Ribbon Awards. The winners of this year's awards was announced Tuesday and "Confessions" was named as Best Picture of 2010. Actress Yoshino Kimura was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. Nakashima didn't snag the Best Director spot though. That honour went to Yuya Ishii for his work on "Sawako Decides".

You can check out the full list of winners who will be picking up their trophies in a ceremony in Tokyo on February 15th below courtesy of Tokyograph.

Best Picture: Confessions
Best Director: Yuya Ishii (Sawako Decides)
Best Actor: Satoshi Tsumabuki (Villain)
Best Actress: Shinobu Terajima (Caterpillar)
Best Supporting Actor: Renji Ishibashi (Outrage, A Good Husband)
Best Supporting Actress: Yoshino Kimura (Confessions)
Best Newcomer: Toma Ikuta (No Longer Human
Best Newcomer: Nanami Sakuraba (Shodo Girls!!)

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