Miyazaki's The Wind Rises Wins Awards From 2 Critic Boards

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NY Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review honor Ghibli for best animated feature

The New York Film Critics Circle announced on Tuesday that The Wind Rises, the 11th and final feature film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, has won its Best Animated Film Award for 2013. The following day, The National Board of Review also named the film its Best Animated Feature of 2013. The New York Film Critics Circle gave Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle the Best Animated Film Awards in 2002 and 2005.

The Wind Rises centers on Jirō Horikoshi (played by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Disney will release the film in North America, and Studio Ghibli International produced the English-language dub with producer Frank Marshall (From Up on Poppy Hill, The Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo). The film played in New York and Los Angeles last month, and it will open across the United States in February.

The film was submitted for the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards, and has made the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 71st Golden Globe Awards.

Source: Asahi

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