by Armand Vaquer
|Above, Haruo Nakajima. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
We are now more than half way into October and, before we know it, it will be voting time for the annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.
Earlier this year, during the voting for the Rondo Awards for 2011, a controversy arose involving some prominent Godzilla fans. (I'm not going into the controversy, you can look it up at the Classic Horror Film Board.) But an idea was floated by Stuart Galbraith IV about starting a campaign to have the original Godzilla suit-actor, Haruo Nakajima awarded a Rondo Award for his work as Godzilla, Rodan, King Kong, a Gargantua and many other Japanese giant monsters.
At his blog, Galbraith wrote:
“If you’re a fan of Mr. Nakajima’s and would like to see him presented with a Rondo, I say let’s start a campaign now to ensure Mr. Nakajima receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at next year’s ceremony.”
Therefore, I am proposing that fans of Japanese science-fiction and fantasy movies, and those who also feel Mr. Nakajima worthy of a Rondo, to petition for his nomination and to get people to vote for Mr. Nakajima's Rondo Award in the Monster Kid Hall of Fame category.
He will be 84 years old this coming New Year's Day. For his age, he is in reasonably good health. But that nor he will last forever. The time is now to get Haruo Nakajima a Rondo Award while he is still healthy enough to enjoy it.
To submit your nomination, go to the Rondo Award section at the Classic Horror Film Board by clicking here.