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Hayao Miyazaki, director of “Spirited Away,” which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, indicated Monday that he finds it hard to celebrate the prize because of what is going on in the world, apparently referring to the war in Iraq.

Miyazaki, who did not attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday, said in a handwritten statement, “It is regrettable that I cannot rejoice from my heart over the prize because of the deeply sad events taking place in the world.

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