The Boy and the Heron Wins 2 Annie Awards Prizes

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The results of the 51st Annie Awards were announced recently. Hayao Miyazaki‘s The Boy and the Heron took home two prizes: Best Character Animation – Feature and Best Storyboarding – Feature.

Aside from those two categories, The Boy and the Heron was nominated for Best Feature, Best Direction — Feature, Best Music — Feature, Best Production Design — Feature, and Best Writing — Feature. The Boy and the Heron composer Joe Hisaishi received the Winsor McCay Award, which recognizes “lifetime or career contributions.”

Suzume, the other anime movie that received nominations at the awards, went home empty-handed. It was nominated for Best Feature, Best FX — Feature, Best Character Animation — Feature, Best Music — Feature, Best Storyboarding — Feature, Best Voice Acting — Feature, and Best Writing — Feature.

The Boy and the Heron recently won Best Motion Picture – Animated at the Golden Globe Awards and is nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 96th Academy Awards. The new Studio Ghibli film, released in Japan on July 14, 2023 with the title of Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru Ka? (How Do You Live?), is set during World War II and follows the young Mahito as he finds himself transplanted to the estate of his new stepmother and pulled into a fantasy realm by a talking heron.


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