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Mirai Anime Film Nominated for Animated Feature Oscar

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also nominated

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards on Tuesday. Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's anime film Mirai received a nomination in the Animated Feature Film category. The other nominees in the category are Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's Liz and the Blue Bird; Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Akiyuki Simbo, and SHAFT's Fireworks; Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU's Lu over the wall and Night is Short, Walk On Girl; Isamu Imakake and HS Pictures Studio's The Laws of the Universe: Part 1; Studio 4°C and Ankama's MFKZ; and Mari Okada and P.A. Works' Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms were all submitted for the award.

Last year, 26 films were submitted for the nomination, including In This Corner of the World, Mary and The Witch's Flower, Napping Princess (Ancien and the Magic Tablet), A Silent Voice, and Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale. No anime films received nominations.

In addition, no anime shorts received nominations in the Animated Short Film category this year. The nominated short films are "Animal Behaviour," "Bao," "Late Afternoon," "One Small Step," and "Weekends."

The Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, received a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The other films nominated in the category are Capernum, Cold War, Never Look Away, and Roma.

The 91st annual Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2019.

Sources: Oscars website and YouTube channel

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