The announcement for the 89th Academy Award nominations occurred earlier today, Tuesday January 24. A noticeable absent title from the list of nominations for ‘Best animated feature film of the year’ was Japan’s smash-hit Kimi no Na Wa. (Your Name). Considering the film’s great domestic success by becoming the highest grossing anime film in the world and the highest grossing film in Japan of all time, as well as major popularity abroad, Makoto Shinkai‘s animated spectacular was expected to be a shoo in for an Oscar nomination. Furthermore, with the plans of bringing Kimi no Na Wa. to theaters in the USA and Canada on April 8th, attention should have been brought to the film within North America. So was Kimi no Na Wa. snubbed for a nomination?
What do you think? Do you think Kimi no Na Wa. deserved a nomination? Could the reason it did not get nominated be because it is not a Studio Ghibli film? Let me know in the comments!!