What You Need to Know:
- It has been revealed that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) has made the official consideration list in the Best Animated Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards.
- The film, which has seen huge success in Japan, will be released in the West by Funimation sometime in 2017.
- Gen Fukunaga, the CEO of Funimation, expressed his excitement that Kimi no Na wa has been selected as a potential nominee, praising the work as an animation masterpiece.
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It made the consideration list huh, imagine how happy the director would be if it actually gets nominated
The possibility of an Oscar? This is way too cool
Yeah but this is just a nomination for a nomination, it's not that hard
I think we all knew a long time ago that Kimi no Na wa would get an Academy Award
Nah no way this'll happen
I think we all know which way this is going... I can see Kimi no Na wa getting an Oscar easily.
Hmm, there's only 5 spaces for nominations, though... It really depends what other animated movies it's up against.