Summer Wars Nominated for ICS Awards, But Not Oscars

posted on by Daryl Bunao
International Cinephile Society also nominates Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Illusionist, Howl

The International Cinephile Society announced the nominees in 17 different categories of the 8th ICS Awards on Sunday. Mamoru Hosoda and Madhouse's Summer Wars adventure film is among the candidates for Best Animated Film. The other four nominees in this category are Lee Unkrich and Pixar's Toy Story 3; Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois and DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon, Sylvain Chomet and Django Films' The Illusionist, and Rob Epstein's Howl (a live action drama about poet Allen Ginsberg with animated sequences representing his poems). The winners of the 8th ICS Awards will be announced on February 18.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced the nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday. How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3 earned Oscar nominations in the Animated Feature Film category. Since 15 films were submitted for possible Oscar nominations in this category, only a maximum of three nominations were allowed this year; had 16 or more films been nominated, up to five nominations would have been allowed. The Oscar awards ceremony will be held on February 27.

Thanks to Taylor Tracy for the news tip

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