• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Composer Joe Hisaishi Invited to Join Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Composer Joe Hisaishi was invited to join the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday in the Music category. A total of 276 invites were sent out this year. Hisaishi composed the score for two Academy Award-winning films — Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away (Best Animated Film in 2003) and Yojiro Takita's live-action film Departures (Best Foreign Language Film in 2009). He is also composing the scores for Ghibli's upcoming films The Wind Rises and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari.

Miyazaki was invited into the Academy at least three times, but he declined each time.

Source: Jiji Press

bookmark/share with: short url

this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history

News homepage / archives