The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rolled out the nominees for the 88th annual Oscars, and Studio Ghibli’s most recent feature is among the animated contenders. Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, is up for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, the winner of which will be announced when the awards take place on February 28.
When Marnie Was There is up against Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, Alê Abreu’s Boy and the World, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera’s Inside Out, and Mark Burton and Richard Starzak’s Shaun the Sheep Movie.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 14, 2016
Tremendously excited! And proud of the Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for “When Marnie Was There”. @GKIDSfilms
— Studio Ghibli Int’l (@ghibli_intl) January 14, 2016
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