Monday, January 16, 2017
Japan Academy Film Prize Announces Animation Nominees
And that filmmaker will almost certainly be Makoto Shinkai, as Your Name is among the nominees. As it's currently Japan's second highest-grossing film of all time and a critical success too, it has to be considered the front-runner by some way.
The other nominees are In This Corner Of The World, A Silent Voice, One Piece Film Gold and Rudolph to Ippaiattena. While the other films may be familiar name the latter (Rudolph The Black Cat) is a CGI film based on a popular kid's book. You can see the trailer below.
Elsewhere, Zootopia picked up a nomination in the category for best foreign film (where it rubs shoulders with the unlikely mix of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, Sully and The Revenant) adding another nomination to its ever growing tally.
Unlike in other awards ceremonies, in the JAFP, all nominees are given "awards of excellence", and then an overall winner will be awarded at the ceremony on March 3rd.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.