In America, sci-fi movies rarely get nominated for significant Academy Awards, and horror movies almost never do. Genre fans have long lamented the Academy’s inability to recognize truly spectacular filmmaking, feeling somewhat discriminated against. Turns out there might be something to this perceived persecution complex, as films we love receive the accolades they deserve overseas.
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Case in point: Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence), the most recent Japanese cinematic incarnation of the iconic monster, took home 7 honors at the Tokyo’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. And we’re not talking about categories no one follows like best editing or sound design. The film took home the top prize for Best Picture and Best Director for Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
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Monster mania is running high with Kong: Skull Island hitting US Theaters on Friday and Godzilla: King of Monsters in the works for 2018. Check out a trailer and synopsis for Shin Godzilla below.
Official Synopsis: Shin Godzilla is a 2016 Japanese kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and Toho’s third reboot of the franchise.