The 35th Japan Academy Prizes will be awarded March 2nd, but the nominees have been announced.
Nominated for Best Animated Feature:
Kokurikozaka Kara ("From Up On Poppy Hill")
Tezuka Osamu no Buddha -Akai Sabaku Yo! Utsukushiku- (aka Osamu Tezuka's Buddha: The Great Departure in English)
Toufu Kozou (aka Little Ghostly Adventures of Tofu Boy)
Meitantei Konan Chinmoku no Quarter ("Detective Conan Quarter of Silence")
And just in case you're curious, here's which movies were nominated for Best Foreign Film:
The King's Speech
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Social Network
We'll be sure to follow up to let you know who wins!