News Edge of Tomorrow, Godzilla to Win 'Cool Japan' Awards
posted on 2014-08-21 14:20 EDT
The summer blockbuster Godzilla and Edge of Tomorrow, the film based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's light novel All You Need Is Kill, are set to win awards at the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Awards Ceremony on September 13.
The Japan External Trade Organization, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Consulate General of Japan will award Tom Cruise with the J3C Acting Award and Doug Liman with the J3C Director Award for Edge of Tomorrow, and Legendary Pictures will win the J3C Producer Award for Godzilla.
Edge of Tomorrow made about US$99.7 million in the U.S., US$15 million in Japan, and US$264 million internationally. Godzilla has made US$200 million in the U.S., US$25 million in Japan, and almost US$508 million internationally.
"Cool Japan" is a program supported by the Japanese government and various companies that promotes modern Japanese culture abroad. This year, the J3C awards are being held in conjunction with Japan Film Society's LA EigaFest at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.