Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Takashi Miike and Shinobu Terajima take to the red carpet at the Mainichi Film Awards

by Chris MaGee

We rarely sink to the level of Best and Worst Dressed items here on the J-Film Pow-Wow, but when Takashi Miike turns up at an awards ceremony in a silver lamé tuxedo jacket we have to relax our standards a little bit. Miike (above left) walked the carpet in his stylish get-up to accept his trophy for Best Director for "13 Assassins" at 65th annual Mainichi Film Awards this Tuesday.

Regular readers of the J-Film Pow-Wow will know that the winners of this year's Mainichi Awards were announced last month, and that Miike's remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 chanbara classic also netted a Best-Supporting Actor award for Goro Inagaki, as well as Best Sound. "Assassins" didn't grab top honours though. Those were split between Sang-il Lee's "Villain" and Masahiro Kobayashi's "Haru's Journey".

No one else came to the red carpet with the kind of style that Miike did, but you can check out a full gallery of the winners, including Best Actress Shinobu Terajima (Caterpillar) (above right) and Best Actor (A Lone Scalpel), by heading to CinemaCafe.net here.

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