New York Film Critics Circle Awards Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron with Best Animated Film
The wider December 8 premiere of The Boy and the Heron is almost upon us in the U.S., and in the meantime Hayao Miyazaki's latest film just secured further accolades. The New York Film Critics Circle announced its awards for 2023 with The Boy and the Heron taking the award for Best Animated Film. Other key awards included Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon for Best Film, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer for Best Cinematography and Justine Triet's Anatomy of a Fall ( Anatomie d'une chute ) for Best International Film. RELATED: The Boy and the Heron English Dubbed Trailer Released The Boy and the Heron  (titled  How Do You Live?  in Japan) was released in Japanese theaters on July 14, with its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, and its initial U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 29. Special preview screenings kicked off in New York City and Los Angeles on November 22 ahead of the film's nationwide premiere starting December 8. Crunchyroll has a release in Australia and New Zealand planned for December 7 . GKIDS is handling U.S. distribution for the film, describing it like so: Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by the Academy Award-winning director. Produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, the film features a musical score from Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The theme song for the film "Spinning Globe" was penned and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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