Hideo Kojima received the award of the Minister of Education in the field of fine arts in the category “Media Art”, she said Kojima Productions in a press release and on social media. The press release reads:
Prizes in the field of fine arts are awarded in each of the 11 categories: theater, film, music, dance, literature, fine arts, broadcasting, popular performing arts, art promotion, criticism and media art. The Minister’s Awards and the New Artists’ Awards are given to those who have achieved brilliant results in the last year.
The Fine Arts Prize is a historic award given annually by the Agency for Cultural Affairs since 1950 to those who have achieved outstanding achievements in various fields of art and opened new horizons. The Media Art category is the newest of the 11 categories launched in 2008.
This time released last year DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT was highly praised by the members of the selection committee and was selected for the award. This is the first time that someone from the gaming industry has received this award in the media art category since Shigeru Miyamoto received the Minister’s Award in 2010.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut was released for the PlayStation 5 last September and will be released later this month.
Kojima Productions is also working on new projects. A new division specializing in film, music and television has also been established in Los Angeles.