Hayao Miyazaki Wins Golden Globe for The Boy and the Heron

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The iconic Japanese animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki won his first Golden Globe Award for The Boy and the Heron.

Promoted as the last masterpiece from Miyazaki, it competed in the animated feature category against Disney productions like Wish and Elemental.

The movie revolves around a young boy who encounters a enigmatic, talking heron after losing his mother during World War Two. It reflects elements of Miyazaki’s personal history, mirroring the boy’s experience as his own family was relocated to the countryside during the war. Miyazaki shared a profound connection with his mother, a figure who significantly influenced his artistic endeavors and the portrayal of resilient female characters in his films.

The Golden Globes have historically served as an indicator for the Oscars. In 2001, Miyazaki’s film Spirited Away secured an Oscar in the animated feature category. Upon its December release in North America, the film is said to have become the first original anime movie to lead the North American box office. It first premiered in Japan and made global box office revenue of $136 million.



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