• Kyodo


Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has been nominated in the best foreign language film category at the Golden Globe Awards, organizers announced Thursday.

His compatriot Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” is also among the nominees for best motion picture in the animated category of the awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association annually.

Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning “Shoplifters” depicts a family who, while trying to live on a grandmother’s meager pension, send their children to steal from stores.

Hosoda’s “Mirai” was also nominated earlier this week for February’s Annie Awards in the category for best animated independent feature and the category for writing in an animated feature production.

The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by actress Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg, and presented in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2019.

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