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Actors Rinko Kikuchi and Shota Sometani tie the knot

Kyodo

Actress Rinko Kikuchi and actor Shota Sometani have married, the couple announced on Sometani’s website Thursday.

Kikuchi, 33, was nominated as best supporting actress at the 2007 Academy Awards for her role in “Babel” and was also in the Hollywood film “Pacific Rim.”

Sometani, 22, won the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 for his role in “Himizu.”

“We hope to continue creating works with strong belief while supporting each other as a family,” said a statement bearing the couple’s signatures that was posted on Sometani’s website.