When your landmark movie will get a shock, history-making Oscar nomination, there’s trigger for celebration. And that’s precisely what the workforce behind Godzilla Minus One did earlier in the present day when the movie was nominated for Best Visual Effects.
The nod, which places it up in opposition to such Hollywood heavyweights as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Mission: Unimaginable – Lifeless Reckoning (in addition to The Creator and Napoleon) made it the primary Japanese language movie to ever earn a nomination within the class. And right here’s how the workforce reacted the second it occurred.
Now that’s simply superb, don’t you suppose?
And whereas the nomination was clearly a shock, there was a concerted push for it. A couple of weeks again the Hollywood Reporter did a function on the movie’s results, claiming it had a shot at a nomination. The article additionally revealed the sort of surprising proven fact that solely 35 individuals labored on the consequences for the movie’s 610 pictures. (This raises an entire different set of extra complicated questions, which is an entire different story.) Both method, it’s a formidable feat on all types of ranges for a movie that price barely a fraction of its rivals.
Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki, Godzilla Minus One has turn out to be a reliable phenomenon on the U.S. field workplace, grossing over $50 million. That quantity additionally makes it the highest-grossing Japanese film, live-action or animation, in U.S. historical past, in addition to the fifth-highest international language movie ever. It’s been so fashionable in truth that beginning Friday, January 26, its distributor is releasing a special black and white version referred to as Godzilla Minus One/Minus Colour to pay homage to the unique Godzilla movies that impressed it.
And now, that thrilling Oscar nomination can solely assist it.
In case you haven’t seen Godzilla Minus One, we strongly urge you to go test it out. io9 didn’t name it our favorite film of 2023 for nothing.
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