Pink Grand Prix

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Pink Grand Prix
DateApril 2019
VenueShinbungeiza theater
CountryJapan
Hosted byPG Magazine
First awarded1989

The Pink Grand Prix (ピンク大賞, pink taishō) or PG Film Prize (PG映画大賞, PG eiga taishō, "Pink film festival" or "Pink Prize") is an annual Japanese film award ceremony which recognizes excellence in the pink film. Known[by whom?] as the "Academy Awards of the Pink Film",[1][2][3] the ceremony attracts a diverse audience of industry personnel, film scholars and the general public.[4]

Pink film scholar Jasper Sharp calls it the high point of the year for the pink film community.[4]

PG, a magazine focusing on the genre, hosts the Pink Grand Prix in April of each year as a review of pink films released the previous year.[5] The top ten films are selected by a readers' poll, and the top five films are screened during the evening of the ceremony held at the Kameari-za theater in Aoto, Tokyo until its closing in 1999, and at the Shinbungeiza theater thereafter.[4][6]

History[edit]

PG magazine was founded by Yoshiyuki Hayashida in July 1994.[7] The magazine was preceded by the limited-circulation New Zoom-up, which Hayashida started in 1989, and which held the first Pink Grand Prix awards beginning that year, covering films released in 1988.[8]

Among actresses who have won the award multiple times are Yumika Hayashi,[9] recipient of the Best Actress award in 2004 and the Special Career Award the following year.[10][11] After her death on June 28, 2005,[12] she was awarded a second Special Career Award at the 2006 Pink Grand Prix ceremony.[13][14]

Yearly awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toda, Miho (2004-04-30). "Infiltrating the "Pink Prize", the Academy Awards of the Pink Film: Not Only Erotic: Physical Sensation Report on the "Hidden Strength" of the Pink Film (ピンク映画界のアカデミー賞ともいうべき<ピンク大賞>に潜入エロだけじゃないピンク映画の"底力"を体感レポート! - Pinku eigakai no Akademiisho to moiumeki "Pinku taishō" ni sennyu: Erodakejanai pinku eigo no "sokochikara" wo taikan report!)" (in Japanese). Walker Plus. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  2. ^ Toda, Miho (2004-05-06). ""Pink Prize": What Should Be Called the Academy Awards of the Pink Film World: Sora Aoi, Yumika Hayashi Among Those Present, Close Coverage of this Yearly Festival (ピンク映画界のアカデミー賞というべき"ピンク大賞"蒼井そら、林由美香らが来場する、年に一度の祭典に密着! - Pinku eigakai no akademii sho to iubeki "Pinku taisho" Aoi Sora, Hayashi Yumikaraga raijosuru, toshi ni ichido no saiten ni mitchaku)" (in Japanese). Walker Plus. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ Toda, Miho (2007-05-08). ""Pink" Films Seen with Great Excitement on the Shinbungeiza Theater's Big Screen! The Academy Awards of the R-18 Film "19th Pink Prize" (新文芸坐の大スクリーンで観る"ピンク"な映画に大興奮! R-18映画のアカデミー賞こと<第19回ピンク大賞>は立見続出!!! - Shinbungeiza no dai screen de miru "Pink" na eiga ni daikofun! R-18 eiga no akademiisho koto "Dai 19kai pinku taishō" wa tachikenzokushutsu!!)" (in Japanese). Walker Plus. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  4. ^ a b c Sharp, Jasper (2008-12-04). "Pink thrills: Japanese sex movies go global". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  5. ^ Toda, Miho (2004-04-30). ピンク映画ファン待望の一夜… 狂喜乱舞(?)の祭典<ピンク大賞>に密着! (in Japanese). Slowtrain. Archived from the original on 2004-06-03. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  6. ^ Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p. 315. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7.
  7. ^ Sharp, Behind the Pink Curtain (2008). p. 379.
  8. ^ "3. The Appearance of AV, and the Death of Roman Porno: The Pink Film in Crisis (3. AVの登場とロマンポルノの終焉 ピンク映画の危機(1982-1989) - 3. AV no tōjō to roman porno no shūen: pinku eiga no kiki (1982-1989))" (in Japanese). Biglobe. Retrieved January 22, 2009. ピンク映画専門のミニコミ「NEW ZOOM-UP」創刊。第一回ピンク大賞を選出し、授賞式を亀有名画座で行う
  9. ^ Bull, Brett (August 12, 2012). "Fading shades of pink". The Japan Times Online. The Japan Times. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Best Ten of 2004 (2004年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  11. ^ ピンク映画界のアカデミー賞というべき"ピンク大賞" 蒼井そら、林由美香らが来場する、年に一度の祭典に密着! (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  12. ^ Kamiyama, Masuo (2005-10-22). "The sultry secrets of AV starlets' prolonged careers". Mainichi Shimbun.
  13. ^ "Best Ten of 2006 (2006年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  14. ^ Naoi, Takatoshi; Yoshiyuki Hayashida; Kiichiro Yanashita (2006). YUMIKA HAYASHI : A Portrait of the Actress as a Young Woman (女優 林由美香 Joyu Hayashi Yumika). Eiga hiho collection (Movie treasure collection). Tokyo: Yosensha. ISBN 978-4-86248-072-9.