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Golden Globes 2024: Suzume & The Boy And The Heron Gets Nominated For Best Animated Film

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The official website of the Golden Globe Awards announced the nominations for the Best Motion Picture- Animated on Dec 11, 2023, and two highly acclaimed anime films of 2023 have secured their spots on the list.

The anime films are none other than Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume No Tojimari and Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy And The Heron.

Other animated films that were nominated includes:

  • Elemental
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Wish

Suzume No Tojimari released in theatres across Japan on Nov 11, 2022, while How Do You Live?, released in Japan on July 14, 2023. It became the first ever Studio Ghibli film to get simultaneous IMAX release.

Both the films had had garnered significant global milestones.

Suzume premiered internationally in competition at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival on Feb 23, 2023, marking the first time an anime film competed in the festival since Spirited Away in 2002. Whereas, How Do You Live? became the first-ever animated film as well as Japanese film to open the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won Best Motion Picture – Animated category award at the 80th Golden Globe, which took place on Jan 10, 2023, as Masaaki Yuasa’s widely acclaimed anime film, Inu-Oh, missed out on the honors.

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed, for excellence in both American and international film and television. It is an annual award ceremony held since 1944 to honor artists and professionals and their work.

In 2007 a new category was introduced: Best Animated Feature Film. The first year’s nominees were Cars, Happy Feet, and Monster House, with Pixar’s Cars taking the Globe.

Golden Globes now recognize achievements in 27 categories; 14 in motion pictures and 13 in television. January 10, 2023, marked the 80th Golden Globe Awards.

Source: Official Website

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