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Godzilla Minus One and The Boy and the Heron shortlisted for Oscars
Godzilla Minus One and The Boy and the Heron shortlisted for Oscars

Godzilla Minus One and The Boy and the Heron shortlisted for Oscars

Written by Ross Locksley on 23 Dec 2023



Good news for Japanese culture, as both Ghibli's The Boy and the Heron and Toho's Godzilla Minus One are shortlisted for Oscars as reported by Deadline.

Takashi Yamazaki's Godzilla Minus One has been nominated for visual effects, which is a first for a Japanese film and well deserved given that the director cut his teeth in visual effects. Considering the miniscule budget for the film, we're rooting for him in 2024.

The Boy and the Heron is up for Best Original Score, Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro) once again lending his talents to the studio.

It's great to see Japanese films gaining overseas recognition, even if that's possibly down to a particularly poor year for Hollywood studios who have little to celebrate from 2023.

 


Ross Locksley
About Ross Locksley

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.


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