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Eita Wins Best Supporting Actor Award

At the recently held 34th Hochi Film Awards, actor Eita became the Best Supporting Actor. At 26 years old he has become the youngest actor to win in the category; the previous record holder was Asano Tadanobu, who won the award in 2000 when he was 27. Eita expressed his joy. "I'm really honored. I'm delighted I've become the youngest actor."

For this year Eita has appeared in a slew of movies. The 4 films he participated in are 'ガマの油 / Gama no Abura (Toad's Oil)', 'ディア・ドクター / Dear Doctor', '余命1ヶ月の花嫁 / Yomei 1-kagetsu no Hanayome [lit. 'Bride with One Month to Live']' and 'なくもんか / Nakumonka [lit. 'No Way I'll Cry']'. From serious to comedy films, Eita excelled in a wide variety of genres.

Eita quietly commented "Although I've become the Best Supporting Actor, I really don't think I was able to 'support' the lead actors. Instead I feel like I was the one who was 'supported'..." He was then asked how he succeeded in effectively portraying different kinds of roles. "When developing characters, I basically have the director and other people do the building for me. Sometimes it's better to stay put and just follow directions. Also, by repeatedly going over the script you make new discoveries about what the playwright was trying to express."

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cynicalsnark 30th-Nov-2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Aww congrats to him! He's a great actor. I haven't seen the films in question but his performances in Voice and Last Friends esp were super good.

And I'll always have a soft spot for Mine. <3

Edited at 2009-11-30 04:12 am (UTC)
epinette 30th-Nov-2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Congrats to him!

He's an amazing actor :D
ayatsurimaster 30th-Nov-2009 04:14 am (UTC)
Yey Eita!
He's one of my favorite actors.
ohmyghost 30th-Nov-2009 04:39 am (UTC)

Eita quietly commented "Although I've become the Best Supporting Actor, I really don't think I was able to 'support' the lead actors. Instead I feel like I was the one who was 'supported'..."

kakowasure 30th-Nov-2009 04:40 am (UTC)
i'm glad he won ♥
he's a great actor - definitely one of my favorites!
tablo 30th-Nov-2009 04:49 am (UTC)
DLFSJFESKLJLKJ i'm so happy for him, i love him so much ugh.
megaffud7 30th-Nov-2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Omedettou! Eita I love him since water Boys and I know he's a great Actor. One of the Japanese actor that I respect.
frozen_rii 30th-Nov-2009 05:03 am (UTC)
Yay for Eita. :D
bebejoy 30th-Nov-2009 05:53 am (UTC)
he is so .. cute. i ♥ eita.
lane_myer 30th-Nov-2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Congrats to him! He definitely deserves, he's one of the best supporting actors and he makes everything he's in much more enjoyable to watch. I do hope he'll get more leading roles as well.
rockthecliche 30th-Nov-2009 06:25 am (UTC)
guhhhh LOVE HIM SFM. ♥
shunluv 30th-Nov-2009 06:38 am (UTC)
congratulation Eita<33
he totally deserve it, he is one of the most versatile actor ever<333
im sooo proud to be his fan xDD
kat_desu 30th-Nov-2009 07:15 am (UTC)
Im so happy for Eita~
lovebum4life 30th-Nov-2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Love him <3 How can you not love him? XD
satsukisora 30th-Nov-2009 07:52 am (UTC)
i adore his acting so much, he deserve it. congrats!
rainbow_yarn 30th-Nov-2009 08:04 am (UTC)
OMG Eita's so adorable. I haven't seen anything he's done this year, but WHATEVER HE DESERVES IT. ♥

That plaid scarf thing always makes me think he's wearing some sort of Scottish garb...
rikayla 30th-Nov-2009 08:18 am (UTC)
I really don't think I was able to 'support' the lead actors. Instead I feel like I was the one who was 'supported'...

You are being too humble. :(
bluebibers 30th-Nov-2009 09:31 am (UTC)
The guy definitely deserves it! ♥
shiroikazex 30th-Nov-2009 11:24 am (UTC)
yay~ eita~!
allodole 30th-Nov-2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Eita~ He's awesome.
alrej 30th-Nov-2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
eita wootwoot! haha
belovedseason 30th-Nov-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Jeez, he's 26? I thought he was younger than that.

Anyway - kudos to him. He's a very talented actor and one of my favorites! :)
nene718 30th-Nov-2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
yay! He's a great actor. I thoroughly approve.
nagtatagosaulap 30th-Nov-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
i love him! he's really a good actor. He also stars in one of my favorite j-movie, Memories of matsuko! :)

i'm so glad he won that award! i look forward to his future films. :)

I'm happy that he's really down to earth. plus he's so cute too.
continu_ally 1st-Dec-2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Haha, like him lots!

He was super funny in Nodame...

Haha, congrats to him again (:
convenience93 3rd-Dec-2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
haha I've only watched him in nodame, but I LOVED him there! he was soo cutee ;)
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