History

1986
January
Company established. (Headquarters located in Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
1987
April
"A BIGGER SPLASH," GAGA's first distribution, was released theaters. Established the US office in Los Angeles, USA.
November
Launched the video industry monthly magazine "VIDEO INSIDER JAPAN".
1988
August
Completed the US film "THE JITTERS", GAGA's first production.
October
"MOTHER TERESA", GAGA's first co-distribution with Humax Pictures was released in theaters throughout Japan.
1989
April
Joined the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.
May
Transformed the US office into a locally-incorporated company (GAGA AMERICA INC.).
1990
September
"THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS", GAGA's first film released nationwide, became a hit.
1991
March
Joined the JAPAN VIDEO ASSOCIATION (present name: JAPAN VIDEO SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION). Received Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award - Special Award from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.
September
Formed a capital tie-up with Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd., the biggest company in the AV rental/sales industry.
December
GAGA's first Japanese film "ZEIRAMU" was released in theaters.
1992
January
Received the Highest Number of Recommended Films Distributor Award in 1991 from the Excellent Film Appreciation Society.
April
Established offices in the five (5) biggest cities in Japan.
November
Relocated headquarters from Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo to Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1993
February
Joined the Japan New Business Conferences.
March
"BODY OF EVIDENCE" starring Madonna became a big hit and marked the largest box office revenue that GAGA has ever had.
1994
September
Launched the industry's first company-own monitor organization "GAGA Monitors 1000" (present name: Cinema Research 2000).
1995
February
"THE MASK" became a big hit and broke GAGA's box office record.
July
Established an internet website.
1996
January
"SEVEN" starring Brad Pitt became a big hit.The film marked the second largest annual box office among films in the same genre, and broke GAGA's box office record.
October
The comprehensive movie information database "LINDA" went into operation.
1997
May
The first GAGA's full-scale Japanese theatrical film "MISTY" was released.
September
"KISS"(for internal use), an information sharing database containing over 2500 films for purchasing, went into operation.
November
Established the subsidiary COMIN' SOON TV Co., Ltd., aiming to provide programming to digital satellite broadcasting.
1998
February
"THE GAME" starring Michael Douglas became a big hit.
March
"BEAN" became a big hit while TV series "MR. BEAN" was also a big success.
June
The first movie fund "Paribas/GAGA Cinema Fund 1[Crank In]" was sold.
1999
January
"RUSH HOUR" starring Jackie Chan became a big hit.
August
Established the subsidiary GAGA MUSICS Co., Ltd., aiming to manage music copyrights.
September
"NOTTING HILL", GAGA's first co-distribution with SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd. became a big hit.
October
Introduced cost accounting system by department of small group.
December
"END OF DAYS", GAGA's first release for Toho Cinemas Nichigeki chain theaters, became the best New Year's movie.
2000
February
The full-CG film "A・LI・CE" was projected in theaters by DLP for the first time in Japan.
March
"THE GREEN MILE" was released in Nichigeki chain theaters and became a big hit. The film marked the second largest annual box office among films in the same genre, and broke GAGA's box office record.
April
"ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER" became a big art house hit and broke GAGA's box office record in the art house movies category.
June
Established GAGA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd.
September
GAGA PUBLISHING Co., Ltd. launched a monthly magazine "DVD NAVIGATOR". "U-571" starring Matthew McConaughey became a big hit.
2001
March
Shared the 39th Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award with Humax Pictures.
June
Went public on the NASDAQ Japan on June 29.
July
In the film industry, Gaga first secured a syndicated credit line underwritten by SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION. Became highest grossing distributor in the first half of 2001.
2002
February
NAMCO, GAGA, and Crystal Sky signed a planning and development contract for a film adaptation of NAMCO's popular game "TEKKEN" for the world market.
March
GAGA CROSSMEDIA MARKETING Co., Ltd started operations on April 1, 2002.It developed movie information service business which aggregates media such as publication, broadcasting, internet, etc.
June
GAGA acquired exclusive DVD & video rights for both Japanese and Korean versions of "2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan".
December
GAGA CROSSMEDIA MARKETING Co., Ltd acquired shares of Kinema-Junpo, Co., Ltd. CAPCOM and GAGA reached a basic agreement to make CAPCOM's popular game "ONIMUSHA" into a live-action Hollywood film.
2003
March
The 75th Academy Awards were held. "CHICAGO" won numerous awards including Best Picture.
June
CAPCOM and GAGA reached a basic agreement to make CAPCOM's popular game "DEVIL MAY CRY" into a live-action Hollywood movie.
July
GAGA started a short film label.Its first step was to begin airing a new program to introduce short films on COMIN' SOON TV.
September
GAGA Communications strengthened its partnership with Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd., and "GAGA Corner" was created in the TSUTAYA shops. Revised hospitality programs for stockholders, and developed the first ticket system run by distributors in Japan.
2004
February
Announced the allocation of new shares to a third party.
March
The 76th Academy Award were held.  Charlize Theron won the Best Actress Award for her performance in "MONSTER" distributed by GAGA in autumn 2004.
April
Kinema-Junpo took over the rights of "MOVIE/TV MARKETING", a film industry magazine written in English for overseas readers and relaunched it as "MOVIE MARKETING ASIA".
May
The winners of the 57th Cannes Film Festival were announced. GAGA's "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" received the Palme d'Or, the top prize. "LOOK AT ME" received the Best Screenplay Award.
June
Announced the co-foundation of a new company.
August
Launched GAGA's official free magazine "GAGA FAN".
August
Announced the start of "CINEMA POCKET", a service which provides a movie-related motion picture/ information content site for the Docomo 900i series.
November
Announced a final agreement in allocation of new shares to a third party and share option issues.
2005
March
Transferred headquarters operations to Sanno Park Tower in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
March
Redesigned the Company's logo, GAGA Communications.
March
Received the 43th Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the top prize from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.
June
Established a strategic cybermedia group specialized in planning and promotion using new media such as internet, etc.
July
Started "GAGA☆USEN" service, the mobile site for moviegoers.
August
Started distribution of "Cinema People", a podcast radio program.
August
GAGA CROSSMEDIA MARKETING Co., Ltd started to run "COMIN' SOON DVD" in cinema complex across Japan.
October
Redesigned the corporate site.
October
"A MOMENT TO REMEMBER" was released nationwide. The film broke the all-time box office record for Korean films.
December
Set a new record for the largest annual total box office revenue that GAGA has ever had.
2006
January
Invested in the "integrated contents fund" which USEN CORPORATION created with Daiwa Securities SMBC Group.
March
Opened "CINEMA GAGA!" as the first step of GAGA's movie theater business.
March
"THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" won the 29th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Foreign Language Film.
March
Rachel Weisz received the 78th Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "THE CONSTANT GARDENER".
May
Started animation production.
July
Established DVD/Video direct sales department in the context of copyright business.
August
Concluded a share exchange agreement with USEN CORPORATION.
October
Became a wholly owned subsidiary of USEN CORPORATION, and was delisted.
2007
January
"BABEL" won Golden Globe Award for the Best Picture.
February
Rinko Kikuchi received a 79th Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "BABEL", which became a popular topic among people.
March
Transferred the office to Midtown Tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
June
Donated a part of box office revenue of "ABDUCTION: THE MEGUMI YOKOTA STORY" to funding for activities for abductees.
December
"BLADES OF GLORY" broke the opening box office record in CINEMA GAGA! theater.
2008
February
"EARTH" broke the all-time box office record for documentary films in the past decade.
March
Launched "GAGA MOVIE CHANNEL" on YouTube.
April
Received the 46th Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the top prize from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.Received the award for distribution of "BABEL", "VOLVER", "HAIRSPRAY", "EAR TH", "SICKO", and "THE GOLDEN COMPASS" (co-distributed with SHOCHIKU).
May
"BLINDNESS", which GAGA co-funded with overseas companies, was selected as the movie for the opening of Cannes Film Festival.
May
Benicio Del Toro received the award for Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the "CHE" series.
July
Introduced a 3D system in the in-house screening room in preparation for nationwide screening of the live-action digital 3D film "JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D".
August
Established the Project Development Department, in charge of development of new business. The new organization started operations.
August
"BURN AFTER READING" (presented by NIKKATSU) was selected as the movie for the opening of the Venice International Film Festival.
December
"THE GOLDEN COMPASS" (co-distributed with SHOCHIKU) received the 2008 Golden Gross Award -Silver Award, and "EARTH" received the Special Award from JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF THEATER OWNERS.
December
"CLIMBER'S HIGH" (co-distributed with TOEI) swept Japanese awards including Hochi Movie Awards for both the Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actor.
December
"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" swept awards including the National Board of Review Award for Best Picture in the run-up to the Academy Awards.
December
Redesigned the official HP.
2009
February
"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" won 8 Oscars including Best Picture.
April
Received the 47th Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award - Encouragement Award from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan. Received the award for distribution of "CHE: PART ONE" and "CHE: PART TWO" (presented by NIKKATSU).
July
T.Y. Limited, Inc. and KINOSHITA MANAGEMENT CO., LTD purchased all shares held by USEN CORPORATION and ALMEX INC., and share transfer was complete.
September
Changed the company name to GAGA CORPORATION Transferred headquarters operations to Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Redesigned the Company's logo.
October
"OCEANS" was selected for the opening of the 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival.
2010
February
"CORALINE" received awards in 3 categories at the 37th Annie Awards presented by the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA), 4 movies produced by GAGA were nominated in 9 categories at the 82nd Academy Awards. "A SINGLE MAN" and "THE YOUNG VICTORIA" received awards in 3 categories at the BAFTA Awards.
March
"THE YOUNG VICTORIA" received awards of Best Costumes and Best Makeup at the 82nd Academy Awards.
April
Announced structure changes and change in personnel "OCEANS" set the best box office record ever in the history of nature documentary movies.
May
“LE CONCERT” became a big art house hit.
October
“POTICHE” and “BYAKUYAKOU” were selected for special screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
“FUTATABI swing me again” was selected for official screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
December
“THE KING’S SPEECH” was nominated in 7 categories, the highest number of nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, and won numerous awards including the Special Award from American Film Institute.
2011
January
“BYAKUYAKOU” was selected for the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Colin Firth received the Award for Best Actor for his performance in “THE KING’S SPEECH”, and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo received awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively for their performance in “THE FIGHTER” from the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

“THE KING’S SPEECH”, “THE FIGHTER” and “127 Hours” received a total of 25 nominations in 24 categories at the 83rd Academy Awards.
February
“THE KING’S SPEECH” earned awards in 4 major categories at the 83rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Colin Firth), Best Director (for Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay.

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo received awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively for their performance in “THE FIGHTER” from the 83rd Academy Awards.
April
Received the 49th Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, the top prize from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan. Received the award for distribution of “DISTRICT 9” (co-distributed with Warner Brothers), “LE CONCERT”, “A SINGLE MAN”, “THE KING’S SPEECH”, and “THE FIGHTER”.
July
“KISEKI” was selected for competition at the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival.

“HIMIZU” was selected for competition at the 68th Venice Film Festival.
August
“KISEKI” and “HIMIZU” were selected for the Masters Section and the Contemporary World
Cinema Section, respectively, at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival.
September
“THE KING’S SPEECH DVD Collector’s Edition” held the top spot in the overall ranking on the
Oricon’s weekly DVD hit chart (dated on Sep. 12).

“KISEKI” and “HIMIZU” were selected for the A Window on Asian Cinema Section at the 16th
Busan International Film Festival.

Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido, the leading stars in “HIMIZU”, won the Marcello Mastroianni
Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress at the 68th Venice Film Festival.
October
“THE THREE MUSKETEERS” was screened as the opening movie, and “GOETHE!”, “PINA” and “Magic Tree House” were specially screened at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival.
November
“Byakuyako” won the Nikon Most Excellent Visual Award at the KINOTAYO Film Festival, which screens Japanese films mainly in Paris.
December
“THE KING’S SPEECH” won the 29th Golden Gross Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the 24th Nikkan Sports Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

“THE ARTIST” was nominated in 6 categories, the highest number of nominations at the Golden Globe Awards this year, and won numerous awards including The Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.

“SHAME” was nominated in the Best Actor category at the Golden Globe Awards.

“THE IRON LADY” was nominated in Best Actress category at the Golden Globe Awards.
2012
January
“THE ARTIST” earned awards in 3 categories at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture.
Meryl Streep received the award for Best Actress for her performance in “THE IRON LADY” at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

“THE ARTIST”, “THE IRON LADY”, “PINA”, “TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY” and “JANE EYRE” received a total of 17 nominations in 14 categories at the 84th Academy Awards.

“THE KING’S SPEECH” won the 66th Mainichi Film Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
February
“THE ARTIST” received awards in 5 categories, the highest number of awards won including key Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards. It won awards for Best Picture, Best Director (for Michel Hazanavicius), Best Actor (for Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.

“THE IRON LADY” received awards in 2 categories including Best Actress (for Meryl Streep) and Best Makeup at the 84th Academy Awards.
March
“THE KING’S SPEECH” won the 35th Japan Academy Prize for Best Foreign Language Film.

“HIMIZU” received the Critic’s Prize at the 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival held in France.
June
“INTOUCHABLES” won the Audience Award at the 20th French Film Festival in Japan.
August
Started the movie delivery service “GAGA THEATER”.

The stage production “THE KING’S SPEECH” was performed.
September
Released “INTOUCHABLES” which won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival. It became a big hit, filling seats in numerous theaters across Japan.
October
“KISEKI” won the Best Picture Award (Golden Butterfly) at the 26th Isfahan International Children’s Film Festival held in Iran.

“JAPAN IN A DAY” was selected for special opening screening while “SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN” and “FAREWELL, MY QUEEN” were selected for special screening at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival.
November
“INTOUCHABLES” won Golden Title Award at the 8th Chikushi Award.
December
“INTOUCHABLES” won the 30th Golden Gross Award for Much-talked about Film in the Foreign Language Film category and the 25th Nikkan Sports Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

“ZERO DARK THIRTY” was nominated in 4 categories at the Golden Globe Awards, and won numerous awards including the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” was nominated in 4 categories at the Golden Globe Awards, and won numerous awards including the Satellite Awards.

“ANNA KARENINA” was nominated in the Best Original Score category at the Golden Globe Awards.

“QUARTET” was nominated in the Best Actress category at the Golden Globe Awards.
2013
January
Jessica Chastain received the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama for her performance in “ZERO DARK THIRTY” at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence received the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical for her performance in “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

“ZERO DARK THIRTY”, “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”, “ANNA KARENINA” and “MIRROR MIRROR” received a total of 18 nominations in 14 categories at the 85th Academy Awards.
February
“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” won the award for Best Actress (for Jennifer Lawrence) at the 85th Academy Awards.

“ZERO DARK THIRTY” won award for Best Sound Editing at the 85th Academy Awards.

“ANNA KARENINA” won award for Best Costume Design at the 85th Academy Awards.
March
“INTOUCHABLES” won the 36th Japan Academy Prize for Best Foreign Language Film.
April
Received the 51st Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award from the Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan. The award is for distribution of “THE UNTOUCHABLES”, “ZERO DARK THIRTY”, “THE ARTIST”, and “TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY”.

“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” was selected for the Competition section at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
May
“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” won the Jury Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
July
“POPULAIRE” won the Audience Award at the French Film Festival 2013.

“MOURNING RECIPE” was selected for the Focus on World Cinema Section at the 37th Montreal World Film Festival.

“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” was selected for the Special Presentation Section at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival.
August
“MOURNING RECIPE” was selected for the Spotlight on Japan Section of the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival.
September
“12 YEARS A SLAVE” won the Audience Award at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival.
October
“THE BEST OFFER” was selected for the Special Screening Section at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival.
December
“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” won the Best Film Award and Best Director Award (Hirokazu Kore-eda) at the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

Opened “aoyama theater”, VOD platform.

“12 YEARS A SLAVE” was nominated in 7 categories at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and won numerous awards including the 79th New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

“RUSH” was nominated in 2 categories at the 71st Golden Globe Award.

“ONE CHANCE” was nominated for the Best Original Song at the 71st Golden Globe Awards.

“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” won the Best Director Award (Hirokazu Kore-eda) and the Best Supporting Actor Award (Lily Franky) at the 26th Nikkan Sports Film Awards.
2014
January
"12 YEARS A SLAVE" won the Best Motion Picture-Drama Award at the 71st Golden Globe Awards.

"12 YEARS A SLAVE" and "THE GRANDMASTER" got a total of 11 nominations in 10 categories at the 86th Academy Awards.
February
“LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON” won the Best Screenplay Award (Hirokazu Kore-eda), the Best Actor Award (Masaharu Fukuyama) and the Best Supporting Actor Award (Lily Franky) at the 35th Yokohama Film Festival.
March
"12 YEARS A SLAVE" earned awards in 3 major categories, including the Best Picture Award, the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award (Lupita Amondi Nyong'o), and the Writing Award (Adapted Screenplay) at the 86th Academy Awards.

"THE GRANDMASTER" won 7 awards (the highest number of awards) at the 8th Asian Film Awards, including the Best Film Award, the Best Director Award (Wong Kar-Wai), the Best Actress Award (Zhang Ziyi), the Best Cinematography Award, the Best Original Music Award, the Best Production Design Award, and the Best Costume Design Award.

"MR. GO" won the Best Visual Effects Award at the 8th Asian Film Awards.
April
Received the first prize of the 52nd Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributer Awards from Foreign Film Importer-Distributer Association of Japan. The award is for distribution of "12 YEARS A SLAVE”, "THE BEST OFFER", and "POPULAIRE".
August
Started broadcasting "aoyama antenna 246", a TV program about entertainment information, on TOKYO MX1.
September
"THE IMITATION GAME" won the Audience Award at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

"WORLD OF KANAKO" won the Best Screenplay Award at the 10th Austin Fantastic Fest.

"MOURNING RECIPE" won the Best Director Award at the 23rd Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival

"WORLD OF KANAKO" won the Best Actor Award (Koji Yakusho) at the 47th Sitges Film Festival

“SAMBA” and "THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET" were selected for the Special Screening Section at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival.
November
Tom Yoda acquired 45% of GAGA’s stock from a major shareholder. The rest, 55%, is owned by TY Limited, Inc.

"THE WORLD OF KANAKO" won the Best Newcomer Award (Nana Komatsu) at the 39th Hochi Film Awards.
December
“THE IMITATION GAME” was nominated in 5 categories at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

“BIG EYES” was nominated in 3 categories at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

“WHIPLASH” got a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor (J. K. Simmons) at the Golden Globe Awards.
2015
January
“BIG EYES” won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy Award (Amy Adams) at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

“WHIPLASH” won the Best Supporting Actor Award (J. K. Simmons) at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

“WHIPLASH” won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Award (J. K. Simmons) and many other awards at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards.

“WORLD OF KANAKO” won the Newcomer of the Year (Nana Komatsu) at the 38th Japan Academy Prize, the Sponichi Grand Prix Newcomer Award (Nana Komatsu) at the 69th Mainichi Film Awards, and the Best New Artist Award (Nana Komatsu) at the 39th Hochi Film Awards.

Received a total of 19 nominations in 15 categories at the 87th Academy Awards including “THE IMITATION GAME”, “WHIPLASH”, “TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT”, “SELMA”, “WILD TALES”, “NIGHTCLAWLER”, and “CITIZENFOUR”.
February
Received a total of 6 awards at the 87th Academy Awards.
“WHIPLASH” won the Best Supporting Award (J. K. Simmons), the Best Film Editing Award and the Best Sound Mixing Award, “THE IMITATION GAME” won the Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Award, “SELMA” won the Best Original Song Award and “CITIZENFOUR” won the Best Documentary Feature Award.
April
“OUR LITTLE SISTER” was selected for the Competition section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
August
“LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM” won the Best Actor Award (Subaru Shibutani) and the Best Screenplay Award at the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival.
September
“Our Little Sister” won the Audience Award at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival.
October
“WOMAN IN GOLD”, “SEASONS”, and “LIFE” were selected for the Special Screening Section at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.

“Our Little Sister” received awards for the Best Picture, the Best Actress (for Kirin Kiki and Haruka Ayase) and the Best New Young Actress (for Suzu Hirose) at the 7th TAMA CINEMA AWARD.

Suzu Hirose received the award for the Best New Actress for her performance in “Our Little Sister” at the 39th Fumiko Yamaji Movie Award.
November
“La La La at Rock Bottom” won Soleil d’Or, the Audience Award, at the 10th KINOTAYO (10e Festival du Cinéma Japonais Contemporain).

“Our Little Sister” won the Audience Award at the 49th Japanese Film Festival in Moscow.

Suzu Hirose received the New Young Actor Award for her performance in “Our Little Sister” at the 40th Hochi Film Award.
December
“Our Little Sister” received awards in 5 categories, the highest number of awards at the 37th Yokohama Film Festival. The film won awards for the Best Picture, the Best Director (for Hirokazu Kore-eda), the Best Cinematographer, the Best Actress (for Haruka Ayase), the Best Supporting Actress (for Masami Nagasawa), and the Best New Actress (for Suzu Hirose).

Haruka Ayase received the Best Actress Award, Masami Nagasawa received the Best Supporting Actress Award, Suzu Hirose received the Best Newcomer Award for their performance in “Our Little Sister” at the 28th Nikkan Sports Film Award.
2016
January
Brie Larson received the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in “Room” at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
“THE HATEFUL EIGHT” won the Best Original Score at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

Total of 3 films earned 7 nominations in 7 categories at the 88th Academy Awards: “Room” “THE HATEFUL EIGHT” “Youth”.

“Our Little Sister” received awards in 12 categories, the highest number of awards at the 39th Japan Academy Awards.
The film won awards for the Picture of the Year, Director of the Year (for Hirokazu Kore-eda), Screenplay of the Year (for Hirokazu Kore-eda), Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (for Haruka Ayase), Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (for Masami Nagasawa), Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (for Kaho), Newcomer of the Year (for Suzu Hirose), Outstanding Achievement in Music, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording, Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing.

Haruka Ayase received the Best Actress, Masami Nagasawa received the Best Supporting Actress for their performance in “Our Little Sister” at the 70th Mainichi Film Awards.

Haruka Ayase received the Best Actress Award, Masami Nagasawa received the Best Supporting Actress Award, Suzu Hirose received the Best Newcomer Award for their performance in “Our Little Sister” at the 25th Tokyo Sports Film Award.
February
Hirokazu Kore-eda received the Award for the Best Japanese Director selected by Kinema Junpo readers, for his work in “Our Little Sister”, and Suzu Hirose received the Best New Actress Award from Kinema Junpo Best 10 Awards for her performance in “Our Little Sister”.

“Our Little Sister” earned the 1st place of the best 5 Japanese films from Japan Film Pen Club Award 2015.

Haruka Ayase received the Actress Award for her performance in “Our Little Sister” at Zenkoku Ei-ren Award 2015.

Gaspard Ulliel received the award for the Best Actor for his performance in “Saint Laurent” at the 13th International Cinephile Society Awards.

Jacob Tremblay received the Breakthrough Performance Award for his performance in “Room” at the 20th Satellite Awards.

“Room” received awards for the Best Female Lead (for Brie Larson), the Best First Screenplay at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“Ixcanul” received the Best First Feature award at the 20th Satellite Awards.

Brie Larson received the award for the Best Actress for her performance in “Room” at the 88th Academy Awards. “THE HATEFUL EIGHT” won the award for the Best Original Score at the 88th Academy Awards.
March
“Room” received awards in 9 categories, the highest number of awards at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.
The film won awards for the Best Motion Picture, the Achievement in Direction (for Lenny Abrahamson), the Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (for Jacob Tremblay), the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (for Brie Larson), the Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (for Joan Allen), the Adapted Screenplay, the Achievement in Editing, the Achievement in Art Direction, and the Achievement in Make-Up.

“Our Little Sister” received the best awards in 4 categories, the highest number of awards at the 39th Japan Academy Awards.
The film won awards for Picture of the Year, Director of the Year (for Hirokazu Kore-eda), Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, and Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction.
April
Koji Hyakutake was appointed as our President and Chief Operating Officer.

“After The Storm” was selected for Un Certain Regard at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival.
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