On December 21, Florida Film Critic Circle (FCC) announced the winners of their 2024 awards and The Boy and the Heron won the award for Best Picture. This makes it the first animated film to be awarded for Best Pictures in FCC history. It’s worth noting that this is the highest recognition by this organization. In addition, The Boy and the Heron has also won the Best Animated Film and Best Score for Joe Hisashi’s music.
The Boy and the Heron has also won other multiple awards in the US: the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, San Diego Film Critic Society, Chicago Film Critics Association, Boston Society of Film Critics, Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, and Dallas Forth-Worth Film Critics Association. The movie has also won the award for Best Foreign Film in Philadelphia Critics Circle. GKIDS created an infographic to showcase all of them:
Furthermore, Deadline has announced that The Boy and the Heron has been nominated for London’s Critics Circle 2024 award show. The movie is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Animated Film alongside Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume. The First Slam Dunk movie was also nominated for the Technical Achievement Award.
The Boy and the Heron is the latest film by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli. The film first premiered in Japan this July and had its international premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. The movie has been screening in North American theaters in both subbed and English-dubbed versions since December 8. The movie was also recently nominated for Best Original Score for Joe Hisashi and Best Animated Motion Picture alongside Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume for the Golden Globe Awards. The movie is also in the running for the 96th Academy Awards (Oscar) for Best Music (Original Score).