Although Mackenyu’s career is young in stature, as he is still a rising star, he has been nominated and even won a couple of awards. We have decided to list all of his awards and accomplishments that he has received so far and will receive in the future.


Asians on Film Festival

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

The Hochi Film Awards
Year: 2015Year: 2015Year: 2016
Project: TadaimaProject: TadaimaProject: Chihayafuru
Best Supporting ActorBest Narrative ShortBest New Artist
WON — NominatedWON — NominatedWon — NOMINATED

Japan Academy Film Prize

Mainichi Film Awards

Osaka Asian Film Festival
Year: 2017Year: 2017Year: 2017
Project: ChihayafuruProject: ChihayafuruProject: Chihayafuru
Newcomer of the YearBest New ActorMost Promising Talent
WON — NominatedWon — NOMINATEDWon — NOMINATED

The Hochi Film Awards

The Unforgettable Gala
Year: 2018Year: 2023
Project: Overdrive
Best Supporting ActorGlobal Groundbreaker for One Asia
Won — NOMINATEDWON — Nominated
  • The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival award for Best Narrative Short went to the project, Tadaima, as a whole.
  • Tadaima has won and been nominated for many awards:
    — Best Narrative Short at Disorient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon (2015); Won
    — Best Narrative Short at Phildelphia Asian American Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Drama at New York City Downtown Short Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Short Film at Forum on Law, Culture, & Society Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Screenplay at Forum on Law, Culture, & Society Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Supporting Actor for Mackenyu at Asians on Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Cinematography at Asians on Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Best Cinematography at Indieworks (2015); Won
    — Best Ensemble at Asians on Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Ledo Matteoli Award at Humboldt International Film Festival (2015); Won
    — Silver Whiskers Award at Indieworks (2015); Won
    — Best Drama at Asians on Film Festival (2015); Nominated
    — Best Director at Asians on Film Festival (2015); Nominated
    — Best Narrative Short at Social Justice Film Festival (2016); Won