The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that six animated films from Japan (that is, anime) are eligible for consideration in the ninety-fourth edition of the Academy Awards (Oscar awards). These six movies include:
- Uchuu no Hou: Erohim-hen (The Laws of the Universe: Part 2), from Happy science.
“The Summit of the Gods“, The Franco-Luxembourg animated manga film Kamigami no Itadaki from Jiro taniguchi, is also eligible. Twenty-six films are eligible for this year’s awards. A maximum of five films from the full eligible list may receive nominations in the category of Animated Feature Film.
The ninety-fourth edition of the Academy Awards It will be held on March 27, 2022, and nominations will be revealed on February 8, 2022. In recent years, the ceremony has been held in late February or early March. The exception was the ninety-third edition of the Academy Awards, which was celebrated on April 25 of this year, with a two-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eligibility period for consideration for the Academy Awards will revert to the usual deadline of December 31, after having been extended to February 28 this year due to the delay in the ceremony. This year, feature films must have an eligible release date between March 1 and December 31, a ten-month period instead of the usual twelve-month period. This year’s Academy Awards ran for fourteen months, again due to the delay.