For Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:

“I am delighted and honored that ‘When Marnie Was There’ has been selected by the Academy as a nominee for “Best Animated Film” of 2015.  The selection of the film truly is a tribute to the entire production staff of the film, to whom I express my sincere appreciation. I will continue to endeavor to make films that will be seen and enjoyed by many people.

Thank you very much for this honor.”