Oscars

Weathering with You is first anime submitted for Best International Film Oscar in over 20 years

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name follow-up is only the second Japanese animated film ever to get the nod.

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Anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai nominated for Academy Award, achieves historic first

The latest film from the creator of Summer Wars and Wolf Children may or may not take home the gold statue, but it’s already done something incredible.

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Your Name director Makoto Shinkai, other anime creators invited to join Oscar Academy

Three directors and arguably the greatest anime composer of all time asked to join organization.

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Anime left out – Your Name fails to secure Academy Award Nomination

Sometimes it seems like everyone in the world loves Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime, but the Academy is apparently not so impressed.

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Anime hit Your Name to get Academy Award-qualifying U.S. theatrical run this year

Move would make Makoto Shinkai’s hit eligible for consideration at February’s Oscar awards, but does it have a chance of winning?

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Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There nominated for Academy Award

Studio Ghibli’s latest, and possible last, theatrical anime picks up nomination in Best Animated Feature category.

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Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya nominated for Academy Award

We’re just about a month away from the 87th Academy Awards presentation, and if you’re a general cinema fan, odds are you’ve been looking forward to the event. However, if the only thing that can make you take a trip to the theater is a screening of a Studio Ghibli anime, you might not have been expecting too much from the gala to be held at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater.

Ghibli’s newest film, When Marnie Was There, hasn’t been getting the sort of rave reviews of a Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke. Six months after its Japanese release, Marnie is mostly forgotten in its home country and still unreleased in North America, making it ineligible for this year’s Oscar race.

Thanks to the time lag caused by international distribution, though, Ghibli does have one film eligible for the upcoming academy awards, and it just cleared the first hurdle with the Academy announcing The Tale of Princess Kaguya as a nominee in the Best Animated Feature Category.

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