Congratulations to Shin Godzilla on an historic night at the 40th Japan Academy Price (日本アカデミー賞) awards. Shin Godzilla took home awards in 7 categories even beating out the popular anime “Your Name.” Shin Godzilla received the Best Picture Award along with Best Director Award among others. This evening validates the work of Anno Hideaki and Shinji Higuchi and their vision of Godzilla. Shin Godzilla was a blockbuster by Japan’s standards bringing in over $80 million USD domestically and internationally. This film has received its critical claim and should rightfully be regarded as one of the most significant Godzilla films in history. Below are the award winners and the seven categories.

Best Work Award

Shin Godzilla

Best Director Award

庵野秀明(総監督) / 樋口真嗣(監督)「シン・ゴジラ」
Anno Hideaki / Higuchi Shinji

Best Shooting Award

山田康介 Kosuke Yamada「シン・ゴジラ」

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Best Lighting Award

川邉隆之 Takayuki Kawabe「シン・ゴジラ」

Best Art Prize

林田裕至 / 佐久嶋依里「シン・ゴジラ」
Hiroyasu Hayashida / Rika Sakujima

Best Recording Award

中村淳(録音) / 山田陽(整音)「シン・ゴジラ」
Nakamura Atsushi / Yamada Yo

Best Editorial Award

庵野秀明 / 佐藤敦紀「シン・ゴジラ」
Anno Hideaki / Sato Atsuki