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The Wind Rises Nominated For Chicago Critics & Critics' Choice Awards

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
From Up On Poppy Hill also nominated for Chicago Critics award

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced its nominees for the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Monday, and The Wind Rises, the 11th and final feature film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, is nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen, and Monsters University. The CW Network will broadcast the awards show live on January 16.

Additionally, the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced on Saturday that The Wind Rises is nominated in Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Animated Feature categories. Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's From Up On Poppy Hill is also nominated in the Best Animated Feature category. The CFCA will announce its winners tonight.

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. Miyazaki incorporated story elements inspired by Tatsuo Hori, the author of an earlier novel titled Kaze Tachinu.

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 Wind Rises has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, and has also been submitted for an Oscar nomination. Composer Joe Hisaishi has also made the shortlist for Best Original Score Oscar nomination. The film was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards but did not win, and has been nominated for an Annie Award and a Satellite Award.

The Wind Rises has also recently won the Best Animated Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle, The National Board of Review, The Boston Society of Film Critics, and the San Diego Film Critics Society, and was the runner-up in The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards' Best Animation category.

From Up On Poppy Hill was submitted for last year's Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Annie Awards. It won the 35th Annual Japan Academy Prizes' Animation of the Year award. GKIDS released the film on home video in September after screening it in theaters.

Source: Variety

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