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“Asadas!” Director Ryota Nakano Director Award / Blue Ribbon Award –Cinema: Nikkan Sports

Director Ryota Nakano, who won the Blue Ribbon Award for Director, decided to pose with a peace sign with a big smile (photographed by Ikuo Nakajima).

The 63rd Blue Ribbon Awards sponsored by the Tokyo Film Press Association (composed of film reporters from seven sports newspapers in Tokyo, including Nikkan Sports) have been decided by the 23rd.

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Director Ryota Nakano (47) of “The Asadas!” Won the director’s award. Masashi Asada, a photographer known for his cosplayed family photos, created a photo book of volunteers who washed dirty photos from the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and returned them to their owners from a script with a unique perspective.

“It’s been 10 years since the outbreak. After the pain … I wanted to make it with funny entertainment. It’s difficult, but I definitely wanted to do it. I think that was appreciated.” Watching from the audience the award ceremony in which Sugisaki Hana won the Supporting Actress Award for her “Her Love Boils Bathwater” in 2017, she was delighted that “The award is a reward. Above all, encouragement.”

◆ Blue Ribbon Award Established in 1950 (Showa 25). The name comes from the “award selected by reporters interviewed under the blue sky.” Initially sponsored by a general newspaper, it withdrew in 1961, and after a suspension of 67-74, resumed in 1975 sponsored by the Tokyo Film Press Association. Since the pen is a symbol of the reporter, the supplementary prize is the Montblanc fountain pen. It is customary for the leading man and actress award winner to host the award ceremony the following year.

* The 63rd Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony will not be held to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.

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