“Godzilla Minus One” Wins Best International Film at Georgia Film Critics Awards
The Georgia Film Critics Association has honored
Godzilla Minus One,
the latest instalment of the franchise, helmed by
with the Best International Film award.
The Boy and the Heron
by Hayazo Miyazaki came in second place in the Best Animated Film category.
In addition, Godzilla Minus One was also a nominee for the Best Picture award, and The Boy and the Heron was up for the Best International Film award. The former was won by Oppenheimer, and the latter award was taken home by Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
The song Peaches by Jack Black, John Spiker, Eric Osmond, Michael Jelenic, and Aaron Horvath (from the film Super Mario Bro, the movie) was nominated for Best Original Song. It was, however, outdone by What Was I Made For?, a track by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell(from the film Barbie).
Godzilla Minus One was shortlisted in the Visual Effects category for the 2024 Oscars – marking the first time a Japanese film has made it into this category. The Critics Choice Awards also nominated the film for Best Foreign Language Film.
The movie premiered on November 3rd in Japan, in celebration of “Godzilla Day”, the anniversary of the first Godzilla film release in Japan – November 3, 1954. It was showcased early at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The film was released in the United States on December 1st and in France on December 7th.
In post-war Japan, amidst already rampant devastation, Godzilla goes wild…
Ryunosuke Kamiki plays the protagonist, Koichi Shikishima, and Minami Hamabe co-stars as Noriko Oishi. They are also the leading pair in NHK‘s current series, Ranman. Other notable cast members include Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Andō, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
Takashi Yamazaki serves as both director and screenwriter, with additional credits for visual effects. Yamazaki has chiefly directed live-action films such as Always: Sunset on Third Street, Returner, and Parasyte. He is also known for his work in CG films, notably Stand By Me Doraemon.