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Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Wins Best Animated Feature Film at 96th Academy Awards

Twenty-one years after winning an Oscar for Spirited Away at the 75th Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki and the team at Studio Ghibli are once again victorious, winning Best Animated Feature Film for The Boy and the Heron.

Toshio Suzuki, producer and Studio Ghibli co-founder released the following statement:

“As producer [along with Hayao Miyazaki] of The Boy and the Heron, I am extremely honored to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Academy. I would also like to give my thanks to those who were involved in the production of this film, and to all those who worked to distribute the film worldwide.

This film began with director Hayao Miyazaki retracting his retirement statement. Following that, we spent seven years in the production of this work. It has been ten years since Hayao Miyazaki’s previous film, The Wind Rises, during which time there have been dramatic changes in the environment surrounding films. This film was truly difficult to bring to completion. I am very appreciative that the work that was created after overcoming these difficulties has been seen by so many people around the world, and that it has received this recognition.

Both Hayao Miyazaki and have aged a considerable amount. I am grateful to receive such an honor at my age, and taking this as a message to continue our work, will devote myself to work harder in the future. Thank you very much.”

Oscar Nominees for 96th Academy Awards Include ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’

Nominees for the 96th Academy Awards have been announced and there’s one pleasant surprise: Robot Dreams, directed by Pablo Berger.

The other nominees for Animated Feature Film are Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Elemental, Nimona and Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, The Boy and the Heron.

The nominees for Animated Short Film are:

Letter to a Pig directed by Tal Kantor

Ninety-Five Senses directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess

Our Uniform directed by Yegane Moghaddam

Pachyderme directed by Stéphanie Clément

War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko directed by Dave Mullins

The ceremony will be held March 10, 2024 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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