The Blue Ribbon Awards, presented by film critics and writers in Tokyo, has announced the winners for the 65th edition which honours films released in 2022. Kei Ishikawa’s A Man takes the Best Film prize but Chie Hayakawa walks away with Best Director for Plan 75 which also picks up Best Actress for Chieko Baisho.

Best Film


Best Director

  • Kei Ishikawa (A Man)
  • Shinzo Katayama (Missing)
  • Takahisa Zeze (Tombi: Father and Son, Fragments of the Last Will)
  • Chie Hayakawa (Plan 75)
  • Ryuichi Hiroki (2 Women, Motherhood, Phases of the Moon)

Best Actor

  • Sadao Abe (Lesson in Murder, I am Makimoto)
  • Jiro Sato (Missing)
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki (A Man)
  • Kazunari Ninomiya (Tang, Fragments of the Last Will)
  • Masaharu Fukuyama (Silent Parade)

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sakura Ando (A Man, Korosuna)
  • Machiko Ono (Anime Supremacy!, Soul At Twenty, Sabakan, Thousand and One Nights)
  • Nana Seino (Kingdom 2: To Distant Lands, Offbeat Cops, A Man)
  • Atsuko Takahata (Motherhood)
  • Ryoko Hirosue  (The Hound of the Baskervilles: Sherlock the Movie, 2 Women)

Best Newcomer

Best Foreign Film

  • Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • West Side Story
  • Cry Macho
  • Coda
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • King Richard
  • Blue Bayou
  • Broker
  • Belfast
  • Lamb

Sources: Eiga Natalie, Nikkan Sports

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