The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences finally announced their nominees to win what is considered by many as the richest prize in all of film, an Oscar. These announcements by the Academy included Best Animated Feature Film, but despite being favored by many fans, a certain film by Makoto Shinkai seems to be missing.
The Nominees are the Japanese-inspired Kubo and the Two String, Disney’s Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle, and Zootopia.
Among the Japanese anime films who submitted their entry to be nominated, Makoto Shinkai’s your name., as well as Miss Hokusai, didn’t get the nomination. So far, only Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is the only Japanese animated film to win an Oscar.
The winners will be announced at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 26. As for Makoto Shinkai himself, he must be a bit relieved as winning an Oscar (or even getting nominated for one) would only strengthen the comparisons with Hayao Miyazaki… which he really hates.
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