What You Need to Know:
- The nominees list for the 44th Annual Annie Awards has been released. Several critically acclaimed anime from 2016 have earned nominations in several categories.
- Major hit film Kimi no Na wa has been nominated for "Best Animated Feature - Independent." Director Makoto Shinkai has also been nominated for "Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production."
- Studio Ghibli produced film, The Red Turtle and its director have been nominated for the same awards. Some of its staff have individual nominatons for its writing, music, and specal effects.
- The Prodution I.G. film Miss Hokusai was also nominated for "Best Animated Feature - Independent."
Wow! Three nominated for the same award! It truly is a big year for anime! Do you think any of them can win!?
Definitely! I've got my honey on Kimi no Na wa taking home at least one award!