Kamenashi Kazuya Wins 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix
Tuesday 1 May, 2012 - 05:45am UTC
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's Kamenashi Kazuya
wins the Best Actor Award at 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix
for his portrayal as Bem
in last year's drama, "Yokai Ningen Bem
". Kamenashi won solely through fan voting with 1,925 votes. He was followed by fellow Johnny's talents: Yamashita Tomohisa
(Ending Planner) with 1,143 votes, Takuya Kimura
(Nankyoku Tairiku) with 689 votes, and Jun Matsumoto
(Lucky Seven) with 618 votes.
Kamenashi did a 360 degree transformation in Yokai Ningen Bem, from a known ikemen
, he have transformed himself to something ugly that fits Bem's description as the "human/animal monster". The said drama is a popular anime back in the 1960's, Kamenashi was able to deliver a superb acting despite pressure and comparisons to the original anime.
Kamenashi joked that he practiced his character's expression by mimicking his own dog. Moreover, he also developed a deep bond with co-stars Anne and Suzuki Belo during the filming.
Lastly, Kamenashi also won the 71st Television Drama Academy Awards (Feb, 2012) for his portrayal of the same role.
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