J-drama Buzzer Beat sweeps Drama Grand Prix Awards


Yes, J-drama fans, Japanator told you Buzzer Beat was a must-watch while it was still airing this season. It was a perfect mix of light hearted romance, just enough sports not to be a total bore, and the kind of supporting characters you hope to meet in every drama you watch.

In the recent Nikkan Sports-hosted Drama Grand Prix awards (which are voted on by fans), Buzzer Beat wiped the floor with the competition, taking home Best Drama, Best Actor for Yamashita Tomohisa, Best Actress for Kitagawa Keiko and Best Supporting Actress for Kanjiya Shihori. Past winners in the category were Proposal Daisakusen, Hana Yori Dango 2, Great Teacher Onizuka and Ryusei no Kizuna. In otherwords, really solid dramas. Nice to see Buzzer Beat join the ranks of those shows.

Hit the jump to see all the nominees in each category and how many votes each got. Sure, it's a fan event, but I guess it really shows what dramas were most popular with the fans -- us!

[Via Tokyograph]

Best Drama:
  1. Buzzer Beat - 4755
  2. Orthros no Inu - 2731
  3. Ninkyo Helper - 2436
  4. Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji - 769
  5. Tenchijin - 346
Best Actor:
  1. Tomohisa Yamashita (Buzzer Beat) - 4991
  2. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (Ninkyo Helper) - 2530
  3. Hideaki Takizawa (Orthros no Inu) - 2170
  4. Yosuke Eguchi (Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji) - 734
  5. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Tenchijin) - 468
Best Actress:
  1. Keiko Kitagawa (Buzzer Beat) - 5028
  2. Nanako Matsushima (Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji) - 3186
  3. Mikako Tabe (Tsubasa) - 885
  4. Yasuko Sawaguchi (Kasouken no Onna) - 787
  5. Kyoko Fukada (Karei Naru Spy) - 691
Best Supporting Actor:
  1. Ryo Nishikido (Orthros no Inu) - 2940
  2. Junpei Mizobata (Buzzer Beat) - 2105
  3. Seishiro Kato (Ninkyo Helper) - 1564
  4. Hideaki Ito (Buzzer Beat) - 995
  5. Yusuke Santamaria (Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji) - 516
Best Supporting Actress:
  1. Shihori Kanjiya (Buzzer Beat) - 2501
  2. Saki Aibu (Buzzer Beat) - 2174
  3. Meisa Kuroki (Ninkyo Helper) - 1920
  4. Asami Mizukawa (Orthros no Inu) - 1474
  5. Yui Natsukawa (Ninkyo Helper) - 608

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