Awards & Winners

Blue Ribbon Awards

The Blue Ribbon Awards are film-specific prizes awarded solely by movie critics and writers in Tokyo, Japan. The awards were established in 1950 by The Association of Tokyo Film Journalists which is composed of film correspondents from seven Tokyo-based sports newspapers. In 1961, the six major Japanese newspapers as well as the Japanese Associated Press withdrew their support for the Blue Ribbon Awards and established the Association of Japanese Film Journalists Awards,. In 1967, the awards were cancelled as a result of the Black Mist Scandal. In 1975, the awards were revived, and have continued until the present day. The annual award ceremony is held in a variety of places in Tokyo every February. Although the award is not acclaimed highly on an international level, due to their long history and the rigorous screening process, the Blue Ribbon Awards have become one of the most prestigious national cinema awards in Japan. Along with the Kinema Junpo Awards and the Mainichi Film Concours, it is nearly as sought after as the Japan Academy Prize. Winning one of these awards is considered to be a great honour.

|   1996 Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony  |
Blue Ribbon Awards Nominations
Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the Blue Ribbon Awards since 1951.

Blue Ribbon Awards


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Mana Ashida
Honored for : Hankyu Railways - A 15-minute Miracle, Bunny Drop