First American Independent Anime Awards (Part 1)
America is home to many varieties of awards celebrating everything in the media from journalism excellence, to music, to acting. Well, it's understandable considering that Hollywood is such a big powerhouse of entertainment for nearly all of the world. But what about an award for a certain foreign film or actor, namely one recognized in anime?
Usually these kinds of media are reserved to a specific category in an award show. Sometimes animes manage to slip in as nominees for an award with the more mainstream categories, Spirited Away and The Animatrix are some of the more recent examples nominated for best animated film.
But it appears that the awards showcase is about to open to all kinds of anime. The New York Comic Con has announced plans to host the first ever award ceremony for anime. That means that North America, at the very least, will have a good chance to scope what is hot this year in (more than likely) US licensed anime much like one does when a certain movie is nominated with an Oscar or Academy Award.
The awards will be held Saturday, February 24 in New York City. Results of the awards will be announced afterwards.
More on this tomorrow!