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‘Godzilla Minus One’ Nominated for Best Picture at Japanese Academy Awards Plus 11 Other Nominations


In the wake of Godzilla Minus One becoming the first-ever Godzilla movie to get an Academy Awards nomination – it’s up for the “Visual Effects” Oscar – we’ve learned that Toho’s smash hit monster movie has also been nominated for 12 awards at the Japanese Academy Awards.

And unlike the American Oscars, Godzilla Minus One is nominated for “Best Picture” over in Japan, a nomination many felt the movie should’ve received here in the United States.

First brought to our attention by the website Godzilla-Movies.com this afternoon, here’s the full list of Japanese Academy Awards nominations for Godzilla Minus One

  • Best Film – Godzilla Minus One
  • Best Director – Takashi Yamazaki
  • Best Screenplay – Takashi Yamazaki
  • Best Actor – Ryunosuke Kamiki
  • Best Actress – Minami Hamabe
  • Best Supporting Actress – Sakura Ando
  • Best Music – Naoki Sato
  • Best Cinematography – Kozo Shibasaki
  • Best Lighting – Nariyuki Ueda
  • Best Art Direction – Anri Jojo
  • Best Sound – Hisafumi Takeuchi
  • Best Editing – Ryuji Miyajima

Back in 2017, Toho’s previous Godzilla movie Shin Godzilla took home seven awards at the Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Can Godzilla Minus One follow suit?

The winners will be announced on March 8, 2024.

Toho’s Godzilla Minus One, written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki, sees an already devastated post-World War II Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla.

Matt Donato writes in his 4.5 star review for Bloody Disgusting, “Minus One is a blessing to Toho’s kaiju franchise and a towering accomplishment for the entire kaiju subgenre.”

The rave review continues, “After thirty-plus films and nearly seventy years, Toho confidently delivers one of their best Godzilla movies to date.”

The film stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki, with music by Naoki Sato.

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