Yahoo! Japan users vote for 2010's best, including AKB48, Kazunari Ninomiya

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2010-12-13 - Yahoo! Japan recently announced the results of its Net Banzuke 2010 rankings. The website, which is accessed by over 50 million users each month, conducted the rankings over a 9-day period from November 24 to December 2, and a total of more than 1.11 million votes were cast across all the categories.

Nominees were based on Yahoo!'s music rankings over the past year, as well as keyword searches performed through the website.

The winners are:
Best Japanese Artist: AKB48 (78,768 votes)
Best Foreign Artist: Lady Gaga (30,588 votes)
Best New Artist: ICONIQ (20,314 votes)
Best Single: Arigatou - Ikimono Gakari (56,839)
Best Film: Toy Story 3 (8,441 votes)
Best Actor: Kazunari Ninomiya (7,263 votes)
Best Actress: Eri Fukatsu (6,781 votes)
Best Foreign Actor/Actress: Johnny Depp (8,812 votes)
Best Drama: JIN (15,361 votes)
Best Variety Show: Ame Talk (17,793 votes)
Best Video Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (12,412 votes)
Best Video Game Character: Mario (9,862 votes)

Awards were also voted on in several other categories, including web videos, sports, and cars. Yahoo! also conducted rankings in some categories secretly, including:
Best AKB48 Single (since their debut): Heavy Rotation (8,391 votes)
Worst Fashion: Britney Spears (4,341 votes)
Best Digital Goods: iPad (6,736 votes)
Best Female Prime Minister: Renho (5,052 votes)
Most Surprising Tweet: Sora Aoi (4,900 votes)
Best iPhone App: Skype (2,493 votes)

The complete list of awards can be found on the official website.

Related news:
2011-01-17 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Fall 2010): Freeter, Ie wo Kau
2011-01-11 Matsuyama, Ninomiya to attend "GANTZ" stage greetings on same day in U.S. and Japan
2011-01-05 Fuji TV tops ratings for 7th consecutive year
2010-12-19 34th Japan Academy Prize winners announced
2010-12-06 "Akunin" tops competition in 23rd Nikkan Sports Film Awards

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