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Super Mario Bros. Movie, The Boy and the Heron, Longlisted for BAFTA Award

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled the longlists for their impending 2023 film awards on their official website last Friday. Among the entries, the Best Animation category features
Hayao Miyazaki
‘s film
The Boy and the Heron
(
Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka
, or in a direct English translation,
How Do You Live?
). Also in the list is
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
whereas The Boy and the Heron finds itself on the list for the Film Not in English Language category as well.

BAFTA Film Awards will reveal the nominations shortlist on the 18th of January.

Joe Hisaishi has been put on the shortlist by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Music (Original Score) category at the 2024 Oscars for the same film. The film has also found itself nominated for the London Critics’ Circle’s 2024 awards show. The Florida Film Critics Circle bestowed the film with the Best Picture award on December 21, marking the first time an animated film has won the award. The film also clinched the Best Animated Film and Best Score awards. Furthermore, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists honored the film with the Best Animated Film award at its EDA Awards on December 31.

The film made it to the nominations for Best International Filmmaker, with Hayao Miyazaki at the Astra Film & Creative Arts Awards. The film, furthermore, bagged the Best Animation award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. It also secured the Animated Feature award from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

In Japan, the film was released on July 14 and racked up over 1.003 million ticket sales. It also amassed roughly US$13.2 million in just its first three days on the big screen in Japan.

super-mario-bros-reimagined

CBS
‘s Family Film and TV Awards put forth

The Super Mario Bros. Movie
for the Best Animated Family Film in its 26th edition of the awards.

The 2023 Saturn Awards nominated The Super Mario Bros. Movie for the Best Animated Film. Moreover, the 81st Golden Globe Awards selected the film (alongside The Boy and the Heron) for the Best Motion Picture – Animated category.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie concluded the year as the second highest-earning film both globally and in the United States. It stands third in the list of highest-grossing animated films of all time. It also holds the 17th spot in the list of all-time highest-grossing movies. Interestingly, the film also ended up as the top-earning foreign film in Japan for the year 2023.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie made its debut in the United States and in over 60 worldwide markets on the 5th of April.

Referenced from: BAFTA’s official portal, Deadline (Zac Ntim)

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