In 2021, 27 animated movies were submitted for Oscar consideration, including six anime movies: Earwig and the Witch, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, Lupin III THE FIRST, ON-GAKU: Our Sound, Ride Your Wave, and A Whisker Away.
Today the Oscars announced their official list of nominees, and no anime movies made it.
The movies nominated for Best Animated Picture are Onward, Over the Moon, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Soul, and Wolfwalkers.
The Oscars will take place April 25.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.