Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron wins Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes!

Hayao Miyazaki made history again after his latest stunning animation movie The Boy and the Heron won “Best Motion Picture” at the Golden Globes Awards 2024 on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2023!

The Studio Ghibli film came on top against  Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari), Nintendo’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Disney’s Elemental and Wish.

The Boy and the Heron had quite the competition going for it as winning against amazing movies such as Across the Spider-Verse and Suzume is no small feat!

The Boy and the Heron was also nominated for the “Best Original Score”


The Boy and the Heron’ music composer is considered a legend in the animation industry for his beautiful and iconic soundtracks for many of Studio Ghibli’s movies. The man in question is Joe Hisashi, who got the film nominated for another award at the Golden Globes 2024 under “Best Original Score.”

Additionally, Peaches” by Jack Black which played in The Super Mario Bros. Movie got nominated for “Best Original Song” but didn’t win the award either.]

According to Anime News Network, the film opened in Japan on July 14, 2023, and earned a whopping $13.2 million in its first three days in Japan only. By the time of writing this article, the movie’s gross totals up to more than $137 million internationally.

Variety also reported that the film is the “first original anime production” to top the U.S. box office.

The Boy and the Heron might be Miyazaki’s last film


(Studio Ghibli / The Boy and the Heron)

We all thought that the excellent Wind Rises which was released in 2013 was going to be Miyazaki’s last film but he surprised everybody after announcing that his next movie was coming in 2023 under the name of The Boy and the Heron.

Hayao Miyazaki is currently 83 years old so The Boy and the Heron which took the number one spot in the US Box Office is reportedly his last movie. He said in an interview that if he retires, Studio Ghibli as a whole will fall apart. Knowing how much he has a hand in the production and direction of the movies he worked on, he could be correct.

In our opinion, here are our favorite Ghibli movies:

  • Spirited Away (2001) – Oscars Best Animated Feature
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)

Related Articles

Back to top button