This win marks the first award for an anime film at the Golden Globes
Kodoani.com – In a historic event, “The Boy and the Heron” by Hayao Miyazaki and Makoto Shinkai won the Golden Globe for the “Best Animated Feature” category at tonight’s 2024 Golden Globe Awards. This is the first win for an anime film at the prestigious award. This price.
The film overcame a strong opponent in the animated film nomination category, including “Suzume”, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”, “Elemental” and “Wish”.
“The Boy and the Heron” was released in Japan on July 14, followed by an international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 and a U.S. premiere at New York Film Festival on October 29. Special preview screenings began in New York City and Los Angeles on November 22 before the film’s national release on December 8.
Crunchyroll streamed the series in Australia and New Zealand on December 7. Crunchyroll description of “The Boy and the Heron”:
The story is an autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, a tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki. The story revolves around Mahito, a boy who longs to find his mother, entering a world shared by the living and the dead, where death is not the end, but a new beginning.