After declining the many offers to join the Oscars’ committee, Hayao Miyazaki is still on good terms with The Academy. He will be receiving a Honorary Award for overall achievements alongside Jean-Claude Carrière and Maureen O’Hara, while the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to Harry Belafonte.
Hayao Miyazaki will be receiving the award, if he attends, at the upcoming 6th Annual Governors’ Award ceremony which will occur on 8th November 2014 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.
Here is a part of the official statement:
“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global film-making community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”
Previously, Miyazaki has been nominated three times for the Oscars’ Animation award and has won it once for 2002’s Spirited Away. The other nominations were in 2005 with Howl’s Moving Castle and last year for his last movie as a director at Studio Ghibli – The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu).
The big question is not if Miyazaki-sensei deserves all the attention he’s getting, but will he attend the ceremony!