There’s no stopping for Studio Ghibli. It was only a few days ago that Hayao Miyazaki was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall Of Fame, and now it has been revealed that the man alongside his old friend and Studio Ghibli’s general manager Toshio Suzuki have both been invited to join, as the title says; the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Joining the Academy would mean that these two industry legends will be eligible to vote for the Academy Awards. This seems like it would be a big deal for them but, reader, you must remember that Hayao Miyazaki has been invited to join the Academy many times in the past only to respectfully decline.
Maybe now that Miyazaki-sensei has retired, he and Suzuki-sensei will accept the invitation to join. It has been said in the past that the reason Miyazaki declined last time was because he believed the invitation insinuated that he was near the end of his career. Sometimes things get taken out of context, he may be royalty but that doesn’t mean he isn’t human. The two men, if they so choose to accept, will join 269 others who have also been invited to join the Academy.
You know, I was always told that the sky was the limit but now, after following the careers of both Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, I think that was all a lie. The sky isn’t the limit, there is no limit. If you work for something with all your heart, infinity is the limit! Stick around, chances are their decision will be made soon and when it is, you’ll definitely hear about it here at SnapThirty.