spirited away nominated for hugo award
I just posted this item over at Destroy All Monsters, but I wanted to mention it here as well: The magnificent Spirited Away has just been nominated for a Hugo award in the Dramatic Presentation, Long Form category. The full nominee list is:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Minority Report
- Spirited Away
Personally, I don't think the film has a prayer of taking home the award--Spirited Away is much more fantasy than science fiction--but the Hugo nod is certainly an honor, and it's yet another example of the film's relatively high profile. I'd imagine much of the Hugo fan base is already aware of the film, but perhaps not. If so, the nod may introduce the film to a potentially very receptive audience.
(via Ipse Dixit)