ASIFA-Hollywood has anounced the nominations for its 45th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Fumiyo Kouno’s manga In This Corner of the World, directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, along with Ghost in the Shell: SAC mastermind Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess, were nominated for Best Animated Feature-Independent.
The category includes:
In This Corner of the World
Taro Maki, GENCO, Inc. and Masao Maruyama, MAPPA Co., Ltd
BreakThru Films, Production Company Trademark Films, Co-Production Company
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Production
Ex-Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There)’s Mary and The Witch’s Flower was nominated for Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Writer: Riko Sakaguchi; Hiromasa Yonebayashi; David Freedman; Lynda Freedman) and and Production Design in an Animated Feature Production (Production Design: Tomotaka Kubo; Tomoya Imai; Satoko Nakamura)
via Cartoon Brew – see the full list of nominess here.
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