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Godzilla Minus One Makes VFX Shortlist for the Oscars

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In a surprising revelation, the Oscars are considering Godzilla Minus One for a Best Visual Effects nomination. The film was one of the top 20 finalists in consideration for the honor. If Minus One is one of the five nominated, it will be the first Toho Godzilla movie to be considered for an American Academy Award.

Nominations for the 2024 Oscars will be announced January 23rd, 2024. The entire shortlist includes:

  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quanumania” (Marvel Studios)
  • “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Boys in the Boat” (Amazon MGM Studios)
  • “The Creator” (20th Century Studios)
  • “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “Godzilla: Minus One” (Toho)
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (Marvel Studios)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
  • “The Marvels” (Marvel Studios)
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “Napoleon” (Apple Original Films/Sony Pictures)
  • “Nyad” (Netflix)
  • “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire” (Netflix)
  • “Society of the Snow” (Netflix)
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)
  • “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “Wonka” (Warner Bros.)


Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus One once again shows us a Godzilla that is a terrifying and overwhelming force. Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country from nothing (zero) into the ‘minus.’

Godzilla Minus One is directed by Takashi Yamazaki. An award winning filmmaker and avid Godzilla fan, his work on Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005) earned him two Japanese Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenwriter. He was honored with another Best Director and Best Screenplay nomination for the sequel, Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007). In 2016, he won the Best Director category again for The Eternal Zero. Yamazaki also helmed highly acclaimed actioners, Returner, Space Battleship Yamato and many others.

He gave Godzilla a cameo during an opening dream sequence in Always: Sunset on Third Street 2. In 2021 he returned to Godzilla and directed footage for Seibuen Amusement Park's Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monster Battle Summit.

Godzilla Minus One is now playing in both Japan and North America.
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Written by G. H. (Gman)Published on 2023-12-09 00:24:00

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