It’s almost as if the anime community today is surprised by the results of the anime Oscars. Or I should say – the results of the Oscar awards in general.
The Oscar Awards, just like many other RIGGED award shows are:
- Politically correct.
- Push a narrative.
- Cater to a hidden agenda.
It’s because of these reasons that a lot of GREAT films and entertainment are ignored.
The same thing happens in the music industry and other genres as well.
But let’s focus on anime
- How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- I Lost My Body.
- Missing Link.
- Toy Story 4.
These were the “animated” featured films that ended up in the “nominees” list for the Oscars.
Why is this important? Anime films like:
- Weathering With You.
- Childen Of The Sea.
- Okko’s Inn.
These 4 anime films were submitted to the Oscars for the “animation” category.
And as you can imagine… NONE of them were nominated.
Anime fans shouldn’t be surprised
The ONLY anime film (or “anime” anything”) to win an Oscar is Spirited Away.
Miyazaki is well known in the US for his anime films and content.
Not to discredit Spirited Away’s quality, but this is one of the main reasons the Oscars bend over backwards for his anime (to a degree).
Anything beyond this ONE Oscar award for an anime doesn’t exist. Even today in 2020.
How the Oscars is set up:
“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of around 7,000 filmmakers and film professionals, and these are the people that vote for the Oscars.. For example, only actors get to select nominees for the acting categories, and only directors get to select the nominees for Best Director.”
THIS is how the Oscars awards is set up behind the scenes. And it’s the reason so many shows, films and anime get overlooked year after year.
It’s not even about the fans vote, or the people’s vote.
It comes down to “mostly” pompous American Men within the industry, who push a few buttons they like, and ignore the rest that don’t fit an agenda.
It’s always worked this way, and that won’t change anytime soon.
It’s about favoritism, NOT quality or talent
Weathering With You by itself earned well over $100M in 2019. And was one of the most anticipated anime movies in 2019 (in the US).
This along with the other anime movie submissions for the Oscars had similar success.
The Oscars on the surface “seems” like it’s all for equality (including all films from all backgrounds), but anime is never a safe choice. Even when It’s P.G.
And so expecting otherwise is wishful thinking.
What anime fans say about the 2020 Oscars
“No Anime Films Receive Nominations for 92nd Oscars”
you don’t say!
— Katz~ (@Katzedan) January 13, 2020
— Anime NYC (@animenyc) January 13, 2020
I mean did we really expect anime to make it to the Oscars? It’s just a bunch of rich people who only care about western films
— Astral52 (@Astral52) January 13, 2020
Pffft, I actually don’t care anymore that anime doesn’t get nominated for Oscars. Th Oscars are a farce because it’s usually which ever company pays the most, will win. Like most big Hollywood award shows. They don’t mean anything to me anymore. If it’s a good film it will show🙂
— Rachel🐈🐾 (@bluekitty026) January 13, 2020
I expected as much,the Oscars will never be fair. Such a shame. I knew this would happen every time any anime or non big name cartoon gets nominated ever since they awarded Big Hero 6 over Song of the Sea in 2014,some members of the panel had never even watched the latter.
— Sanhati Pal (@flame_dryad) January 13, 2020
The first tweet got it right: “you don’t say”.
Anime (or anything that the Oscars ignores) doesn’t need the validation.
Anime fans shouldn’t be looking for it, and neither should the community as a whole.
It doesn’t change anything for the anime industry in the grand scheme of things.
News source: Twitter
I’m the Founder of Anime Motivation.
The 1st anime I watched was Dragon Ball Z. Followed by Claymore, Inuyasha, Attack On Titan, and the rest as they say is “history”.