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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 1: ‘Zone of Interest’ Is Best Picture, ‘Poor Things’ Deserves Makeup Oscar for “Willem Dafoe’s Face Alone

hollywoodreporter.com This “Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot,” which is the first in a series that THR will run ahead of Oscar night, reflects the votes — and candid rationales for them — of a male…

Academy Separates Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Into Two New Distinct Branches

variety.com The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the creation of two separate branches, dividing the Short Films and Feature Animation…

Toho Boards Japanese-French Co-Production ‘Ghost Cat Anzu,’ Shares First Look (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Nippon powerhouse Toho has thrown its weight behind directors Yoko Kuno and Nobuhiro Yamashita’s “Ghost Cat Anzu,” overseeing the Japanese release and marking the occasion…

Directors for ‘Elemental,’ ‘Spider-Man’ and More Oscar Noms on Why Serious Themes Shine in Animation

variety.com A boyhood spent with a magical, symbolic bird. Lovers made of opposing elements. A far-flung journey across multiple universes. Knights questing to prove innocence and…

‘The Boy and the Heron’ Composer Joe Hisaishi on Why the Piano Was Key to Unlocking Film’s Signature Theme

variety.com Composer Joe Hisaishi is the mastermind behind every film Hayao Miyazaki has directed at Studio Ghibli. So it was only natural the director would turn to his most trusted…

‘American Fiction,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ Nominated for Writers Guild Awards

thewrap.com The Writers Guild of America, which is bringing up the rear this awards season with an April 14 ceremony, has announced a lineup of nominees that includes “Barbie,”…

Creatives Behind Oscar-Nominated Animated Features, Shorts Set for VIEW Conference Virtual Talks

variety.com Directors and creatives behind animated features and shorts nominated for this year’s Academy Awards will be on hand to discuss their projects in a pair of free virtual…

BAFTA Awards 2024 Winners List (Updating Live)

thewrap.com The EE BAFTA Film Awards are taking place on Sunday in London. TheWrap will update the list of winners as they are announced. The supporting acting categories went to…

BAFTAs: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy And The Heron’ Breaks Hollywood’s Hold On Animation Category

deadline.com The animated category seemed at first glance to be wide open, with Hayao Miyazaki’s critically acclaimed film The Boy and The Heron leading the pack by only the tiniest of…

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Dominates at Annie Awards

thewrap.com “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” was the big winner at the 51st Annie Awards on Saturday, taking the prize in seven different categories at the annual ceremony that…

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Wraps Up Top Feature Prize at 51st Annie Awards

variety.com Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swung its way to victory at the 51st Annie Awards, snatching up seven prizes, including best feature. It was…

Audiences in Middle East Favor Local Films But Demand Higher Quality

variety.com The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s decades-long ban on cinema in 2018 drastically changed the film market across the Middle East. Combining rapidly developing infrastructure with…

TheWrap Screening Series: Best Animated Feature Nominees on Being ‘Dazzled by the Array of Different Styles’

thewrap.com 2023 was an unprecedented year for animated features, when technology emboldened filmmakers to craft stories beyond imagination and audiences responded to those stories…

‘The Boy and Heron’ Producer on Why Hayao Miyazaki Came Out of Retirement

hollywoodreporter.com Hayao Miyazaki’s decades-long producer Toshio Suzuki — also co-founder and president of the animation icon’s Japan-based Studio Ghibli — admits that even he was surprised…

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