The 41st edition of Japan Academy Prize press conference held today has announced the nominees for the Animation of the Year category. The nominated works must have screened in Japanese theaters from December 16, 2016 to December 15, 2017.
The Japan Academy Prize recognizes excellence in Japanese films, both animation and live-action, actors, and creative staff similar to the Academy Awards and is given annually.
The association will announce the winner at an award ceremony to be held at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on March 2, 2018, where actors Rie Miyazawa and Toshiyuki Nishida will be hosts.
Source: Comic Natalie