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5th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced

posted on 2011-03-05 05:11 EST

The winners of the 5th Annual Seiyū Awards were announced in Tokyo on Saturday night:

Best Lead Actor Award

Award for best leading performances from an actor during the year
"None applicable"
[No award for best lead actor was given for the year]

Best Lead Actress Award

Award for best leading performances from an actress during the year
Aki Toyosaki
Agency: Music Ray'n
[Winner of Best New Actress Award in 2009]
Roles: K-ON!!

Best Supporting Actor Award

Award for best supporting performances from an actor during the year
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Agency: Pro-Fit
[Winner of Best New Actor Award in 2008]
Roles: Kaichō wa Maid-sama!, Bakuman., Toaru Majutsu no Index II

Kazuya Nakai
Agency: Aoni Production
Roles: One Piece, Gintama

Best Supporting Actress Award

Award for best supporting performances from actresses during the year
Satomi Arai
Agency: Yu-Rin Pro
Roles: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Okamisan)

Kanae Itō
Agency: Aoni Production
[Winner of Best New Actress Award in 2009]
Roles: The World God Only Knows, Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)

Best New Actor Award

Award for noteworthy performances from an actor who debuted within the last five years
Kouki Uchiyama
Agency: Gekidan Himawari!
Roles: Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Shiki

Best New Actress Award

Award for noteworthy performances from actresses who debuted within the last five years
Hisako Kanemoto
Agency: Production baobab
Roles: Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl), So-Ra-No-Wo-To
Satomi Satou
Agency: Aoni Production
Roles: Fairy Tail, Oreimo, K-ON!!
[Winner of Best Singing Award in 2009]

Best Singing Award

Award for singing by a voice actor or actress under own name or in a role
Minori Chihara
Agency: Avex Planning & Development
Works: Sing All Love album, "Yasashii Boukyaku" ending theme song (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Best Personality Award

Award for best radio, web radio, or television personality under own name or in a role
Aki Toyosaki
Agency: Music Ray'n
Works: Radion!!, Pl@net Sphere, Toyosaki Aki no Okaeri Radio

Kazue Takahashi Award

Award for the female performer who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Mayumi Tanaka
Agency: Aoni Production
Roles: One Piece, Dragon Ball Kai, Nintama Rantaro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Kids/Family Award

Award selected from the point of view of children
Junko Takeuchi
Agency: Ogi Pro The Next
Roles: Naruto Shippūden, Inazuma Eleven

Synergy Award

Award for maximizing the appeal of voice-acting in a work as a whole
Detective Conan - Minami Takayama
Agency: 81 Produce

Overseas Fans Choice Award

Award selected from the point of view of overseas fans
Miyuki Sawashiro
Agency: Mausu Production
[Winner of Best Supporting Actress Award Award in 2008 and Best Lead Actress Award in 2009]
Roles: Durarara!!, Highschool of the Dead

Special Merit Award

Award for a late seiyū who contributed to many genres, especially foreign works
Nachi Nozawa (1938-2010)
Agency: Office PAC
[Winner of Merit Award in 2008]
Roles: Alain Delon and Al Pacino's dubbing, Star Wars' C-3P0, Space Adventure Cobra's Cobra

Merit Awards

Award for the seiyū who have contributed to many genres, especially foreign works, over the years
Isao Sasaki
Agency: One Pair
Roles: Elvis Presley and Sylvester Stallone's dubbing, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman franchise's Joe Asakura the Condor
Hiroko Suzuki
Agency: Ken Production
Roles: Elizabeth Taylor and Sigourney Weaver's dubbing, Glass Mask's Utako Himekawa
Masaaki Yajima
Freelance
Roles: William Shatner and Robert Vaughn's dubbing, Astro Boy/Mighty Atom's Higeoyaji (1st), Humanoid Monster Bem's narrator

Kei Tomiyama Award

Award for the person who broadens the profession of voice acting in every form of media
Rikiya Koyama
Agency: Haiyuza
Roles: Dubbing for many foreign works, especially the works of Kiefer Sutherland (24's Jack Bauer)

Update: Winners' agencies and roles added.


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