One Piece Film: Red, The First Slam Dunk, and Suzume no Tojimari are some of the nominees for the 46th Japan Academy Film Prize. The entire list of movies up for consideration is available on the Academy’s website. The awards ceremony will take place on March 10, 2023, and that is when we will see the final results.
Shin Ultraman is also one of the nominees. It is up for Best Picture, along with A Man and Phases of the Moon. Phases of the Moon was, along with The First Slam Dunk and Suzume no Tojimari, one of the most highly-attended movies of December 2022. Speaking of those two films, they (along with One Piece Film: Red) are up for the Best Animation Award. They are up against Lonely Castle in the Mirror and Inu-Oh.
Despite The First Slam Dunk’s strong sales and record-breaking attendance, it does not appear in any other categories. Neither does One Piece Film: Red (despite One Piece Film: Red being the ninth best-selling movie of all time in Japan). Shin Ultraman, however, appears as a nominee in several other categories. It is up for awards such as Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Lighting. As for Suzume no Tojimari, it is a nominee for Best Music.
The 46th Japan Academy Film Prize awards will take place on March 10, 2023.