The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 46th Annual Annie Awards. Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai anime film and Studio 4°C and Ankama’s MFKZ (Mutafukaz) film received nominations in the Best Animated Independent Feature category. The other nominees are Ce Magnifique Gâteau !, Ruben Brandt, Collector, and Tito and the Birds.
Mirai also received a nomination in the category for “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production.” Other nominees include Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 2, 2019.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 25 films that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. A maximum of five films from the list will receive the nomination.
Eight anime films are included in the list:
- 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
- Mari Okada and P.A. Works’ Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms
- Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s Mirai
The Academy will reveal the nominations on January 22, 2019. The 91st annual Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2019.