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    GODZILLA MINUS ONE Wins Academy Award For Best Visual Effects!

     The Oscar nominated GODZILLA MINUS ONE VFX team of Masaki Takahashi, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya and Tatsuji Nojima arrive on the red carpet of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Photo credit Nick Agro. ©A.M.P.A.S. All rights reserved.

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd press release, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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    Special Thanks to Jonah Keel

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0, ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) today won the Oscar for best visual effects for the 2024 Academy Awards. We will post updates from Toho and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the become available...





    Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima

    TAKASHI YAMAZAKI: After the shock of seeing STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND to somewhere so far from higher even, standing on this stage seemed out of reach.

    At the moment we are nominated, we felt like Rocky Balboa, welcomed into the (inaudible) the biggest rivals, which was already a miracle. But shall we stand.

    So all the biggest artists outside of Hollywood -- (inaudible) -- how do you do and this -- proof that everyone has a chance.

    On behalf of the cast and crew of GODZILLA MINUS ONE, I want to tell our producer, Shuji Abe, who we lost too soon: We did it.

    Thank you so much.

     Stages of the Godzilla ocean pursuit scene. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©TOHO CO., LTD.


    About Toho Co. Ltd.

    Toho Company provides high-quality entertainment to a wide range of customers through its film production, distribution, and exhibition business, which is solidly supported by its real estate business including the Shinjuku Toho Building and Hibiya Chante, animation production, DVD software production and sales, and TOHO Cinemas' efforts to expand its network of multiplex cinemas. Among these, "Godzilla," which has been around since 1954, is Toho's flagship IP that has many fans around the world and has been loved for many years.


    About Toho International

    Toho International, Inc., the Japanese studio’s U.S.-based subsidiary, has brought classic Godzilla, with 70 years of storytelling and monster mayhem, brand awareness and excitement to audiences around the world through a comprehensive licensing program spanning toys & collectibles, gaming, apparel, accessories, publishing, seasonal, housewares, food & beverage, and many more categories. With over 25 live-action films, numerous animated films and series, and more action-packed new content to come, Toho has captured the love and attention of Godzilla fans from all across the globe. Always-on content accessible across multiple streaming platforms has put Godzilla and other Toho monsters at the forefront of consumers' minds as the franchise gears up for an exciting next generation of storytelling and fandom.


    About the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    With a membership of over 10,500 global film industry artists and leaders, an acclaimed film museum and collection, and world-renowned awards for cinematic achievements, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the home of an expertise and reach that is unparalleled.

    The Academy:

    • Recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the film industry and the diverse, talented people who make movies.
    • Inspires young artists and creates opportunities for underrepresented communities to engage with the film world.
    • Preserves our film history and curates vital and thoughtful programs and initiatives about cinema’s past, present, and future.
    • Connects global audiences through their shared love of cinema.


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