Godzilla Minus One: Wins Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Director Takashi Yamazaki is overwhelmed with emotion: ``It proves that everyone has a chance''

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 11th (Japan time), and Godzilla Minus One (directed by Takashi Yamazaki) won the Visual Effects Award. This is the first time a Japanese film has won this award.

Director Yamazaki, who attended the award ceremony, said, ``When I started working in 2001, I never dreamed that I would be standing on this stage,'' with an emotional expression, "To all the artists who are working hard outside of Hollywood. Hollywood is watching our work. I think this is proof that everyone has a chance!" he said happily.

"Godzilla Minus One" was released in November last year as a commemorative work for the 70th anniversary of the "Godzilla" series. Ryunosuke Kamiki played the lead role, and Minami Hamabe played the heroine. At the 47th Japan Academy Awards, announced on March 8th, it won a record 8 awards, including Best Picture.