The HBF PRIZE annually recognizes television/radio programs in Japan that have made a deep impression on the audience, and that have contributed to the development and improvement of broadcasting culture. The prize also honors excellence in individual/group accomplishments in the fields of TV Programming, Broadcasting Culture and Broadcasting Technology. The winners are honored at an award ceremony.
The 2020 HBF PRIZE winners are as follows.
Awards for Outstanding Broadcasting Program
|Grand Prix||ＮＮＮドキュメント'19 「なかったことに、したかった。未成年の性被害①」「なかったことに、できない。性被害②回復への道は」||Nippon Television Network Corporation|
|Excellence Award||Dialogue with you who killed 19 people and me with severe disability||Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.|
|Incentive Award||The Peace Memorial Museum Reinvented||Japan Broadcasting Corporation|
|The Words of Emperor Showa: Records of Imperial Audiences||Japan Broadcasting Corporation|
|The MUD～Problems of Construction Waste Soil||CBC TELEVISION CO., LTD.|
|Grand Prix||土曜ドラマ 心の傷を
||Japan Broadcasting Corporation Osaka Station|
|Excellence Award||The Bittersweet Tale of Otaku||Japan Broadcasting Corporation Osaka Station|
|Incentive Award||And Life Goes On||WOWOW INC.|
|A Stranger in Shanghai||Japan Broadcasting Corporation|
|Grand Prix||Unbelievable||Fuji Television Network, Inc.
EAST ENTERTAINMENT INC.
|Excellence Award||ＳＡＮＭＡ ＤＥＭＯＣＲＡＣＹ||Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.|
|Incentive Award||セカンドの美学 ルパン三世・峰不二子||Japan Broadcasting Corporation
|Ｍ-１ Another Story||Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation|
|Grand Prix||ねじれちまった悲しみに||TOKYO FM BROADCASTING CO.,LTD.|
|Excellence Award||戦争はあった||Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc.|
|Encouragement Award||マリエのように||CBC RADIO Co., Ltd.|
Awards for Outstanding Individual/Group Performance
|Award for Excellence in:||Winner||TV Program|
|Lead Acting||Tasuku Emoto||土曜ドラマ 心の傷を
|Lead Acting||Yuki Sakurai||The Bittersweet Tale of Otaku|
|Performing Vital Role||Katsuji Yagi||Dialogue with you who killed 19 people and me with severe disability|
|Directing||Taku Kato||A Stranger in Shanghai|
|Performing Vital Role||Hideyuki Sugita||Unbelievable|
|Performing Vital Role||Arthur Binard||戦争はあった|
|Yoshiharu Kawabata (Lawyer)||Significant contribution to the establishment of broadcasting ethics as the first chairman of the BPO Committee for the Investigation of Broadcasting Ethics|
|Community Media FMYY (Specified non-profit corporation)||Twenty-five-years of regional radio broadcasting activity since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and support activities for radio broadcasting in disaster areas throughout Japan and abroad|
|Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Archive Project (Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation)||Efforts to make and publish “Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 1995 Footage Archives”|
|SFN Field Analyzer Development Team
(Yamaguchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd. ,
Japan Communication Equipment Co., Ltd.)
(Yamaguchi Broadcasting Co., Ltd.)
|Development and Practicalization of SFN Field Analyzer for FM Synchronous Broadcasting|
|Comprehensive Contents Management System Development Group
(Fuji Television Network, Inc.)
|Broadcast workflow innovation made possible by the comprehensive contents management system and the online cue-sheet system|
|Flexible OLED Display Development Group
(NHK , Sharp Corp.)
|Development of flexible OLED display for large size ultra-high-definition TV|
|Joint Development group of automatic real-time flash corrector, News Technical Center News Production & Network Engineering Division Broadcast Engineering Department of NHK and Camera System Development Department of FOR-A Co., Ltd.
(NHK , FOR-A COMPANY LIMITED)
|Development of automatic real-time flash corrector|
＊As for the 46th HBF Prize, the winning programs/organizations that don’t have an official English title/name are kept in Japanese.
＊Full list of winners in Japanese https://hbf-files.info/46_hbfprize/
＊Awards for Individual/Group Performance: in chronological order of entry