Mirai released earlier this year, and it was terrific. It was amazing, and it has rightfully got a Golden Globe nomination. The nominees for the 76th Annual Golden Globes were unveiled on Thursday. Mamoru Hosoda’s film was named in the Best Motion Picture — Animated category. Some more films are nominated in the same section, which are— Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The film has also been nominated in the Best Animated Independent Feature and Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production section for next year’s 46th Annual Annie Awards. The film was released by GKIDS and Fathom Events in 700 U.S theatres on November 29, December 5 and the last screening will take place on December 8.
The movie has 100 minutes runtime, and it secured at #2 at the box office in Japan on July 20. Mirai had its world premiere in May this year. The movie revolves around a family living in a small house. The family includes a kid named Kun-chan, and he gets a younger sister named Mirai. However, the boy meets an older version of his sister, who travels from the future.
The movie is directed by Hosoda at Studio Chizu. He has also written the story of the film. The staff had two skilled animators, Hiroyuki Aoyama (animation director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast) and Ayako Hata (key animator on the same films). Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori are the art directors.
The awards function for the 76th Annual Golden Globes will be organized on January 6. The latest anime to receive a nomination was Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Annual Golden Globes in 2013. It will be exciting to see whether Mirai will get the award or not.