Shin Godzilla, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Taguchi’s breakout kaiju hit, took home seven awards from the 40th Japanese Academy Awards.
On Friday, March 3, the Japan Academy held their 40th annual awards ceremony celebrating excellence in Japanese film. The big winner of the night was Toho’s Shin Godzilla, which ended up taking seven awards home that night.
The film was a huge technical achievement, and it’s awards reflect that. Shin Godzilla and its crew ended up taking home awards for Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing, Sound Recording, Lighting Direction, Art Direction, and Cinematography.
Shin Godzilla also walked away with two of the night’s biggest awards. Anno and Higuchi won Director of the Year, and the film ultimately earned Picture of the Year.