Frank Inglese of SnapThirty writes:
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.