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No Anime Films Nominated for 2018 Academy Awards

No anime at the 2018 Academy AwardsThe official nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced today, and the list is a bit of bummer for anime fans: no Japanese films made the cut.

The films nominated in the Animated Feature Film category are The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, Coco, Ferdinand and Loving Vincent.

Likewise, no anime shorts made it into the animated short film category.

Several anime films from 2017 were submitted for nomination, including In This Corner of the World, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Napping Princess, A Silent Voice and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

The biggest surprise snub may be In This Corner of the World, which earned positive critical marks both in Japan and abroad.

The last Japan-produced animated film to receive a nomination was Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle in 2017.

Source: Yahoo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.