Japanese Academy Awards

The Japan Academy Film Prize are the most important Japanese film awards, awarded annually by the Japan Academy Award Association since 1978.




Full List of the Japan Academy Awards (2009 to 2019)



History of the Japanese Academy Awards


The Japanese Academy Awards were created by Japanese film director and critic Haruo Mizuno. During the Kyoto Festival in 1977, he had the idea of ​​creating an award that would allow a film to be further exalted, other than a festival, obtaining wide approval and participation in various film circles of the time.

Prize selection


The Academy Awards are chosen by a vote of the 3,900 members of the Japan Filmmakers Association. Members pay an annual membership fee of 20,000 yen, which allows them to watch the movies for free in major theaters.

The films subject to selection are films released in Tokyo during the year, from mid-December to mid-December of the year before the awards ceremony. Unlike many other film awards, the Japan Academy Award also has categories that reward the technical department.


The Japan Academy Award Association includes directors, actors, and affiliated companies of the Japan Film Producers Association.

Statuette of the Japan Academy Awards


The Trophy was made by the sculptor Masayuki Nagare. The statuette is made of bronze and measures 27 cm high x 11 cm wide.


Award ceremony

The place where the event has been held since 1998 has been the prestigious Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, in Tokyo. Tickets are sold to regular customers.


Japan Academy Awards Statistics

Below we present updated reports and statistics from the Japan Academy Awards, taking into account the editions made from the year 2009 to 2019.


What are the films that have won the most Japan Academy Awards?

The films that have won the most Japan Academy Awards, between 2009 and 2019 are: Rebirth (10 awards), Shin Godzilla (8 awards) y The Eternal Zero (8 awards). Here are the top 10 films that have won the most Japanese Academy Awards:


Movie Awards  
Rebirth 10
Shin Godzilla 8
The Eternal Zero 8
Shoplifters 7
The Third Murder 6
The Great Passage 6
The Curtain Rises 5
Our Little Sister 5
The Blood of Wolves 4
Confessions 4


Which director has won the most Japan Academy Awards?

The directors who have won the Japan Academy Award for Best Director the most between 2009 and 2019 are: Hirokazu Koreeda (3 awards), Hideaki Anno (1 awards) y Shinji Higuchi (1 awards).


Director Awards  
Hirokazu Koreeda 3
Hideaki Anno 1
Shinji Higuchi 1
Izuru Narushima 1
Takashi Yamazaki 1
Daihachi Yoshida 1
Yûya Ishii 1
Tetsuya Nakashima 1


Which actor has won the most Japan Academy Awards?


The actors who have won the Japanese Academy Award the most times between 2009 and 2019 are: Kôji Yakusho (2 awards), Satoshi Tsumabuki (2 awards) y Junichi Okada (2 awards).


Actor Awards  
Kôji Yakusho 2
Satoshi Tsumabuki 2
Junichi Okada 2
Masahiro Motoki 1
Kazunari Ninomiya 1
Yoshio Harada 1
Hideji Ôtaki 1
Ryûhei Matsuda 1
Hiroshi Abe 1
Tao Tsuchiya 1


Which actress has won the most Japan Academy Awards?


The actresses that have won the Japanese Academy Award the most times between 2009 and 2019 are: Rie Miyazawa (2 awards), Kirin Kiki (2 awards) y Yoko Maki (2 awards).


Actress Awards  
Rie Miyazawa 2
Kirin Kiki 2
Yoko Maki 2
Sakura Andô 2
Haru Kuroki 2
Hana Sugisaki 2
Suzu Hirose 2
Kimiko Yo 1
Tao Tsuchiya 1
Kento Yamazaki 1


Which countries have won the most Japan Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film?


Country Awards  
United States 6
United Kingdom 2
France 1