Mamoru Hosoda previously won the same award in 2013 with his film Wolf Children. The Boy and the Beast has also won multiple other awards and was nominated for more.
The film premiered with the English dub in North American cinemas earlier this year on March 4. It premiered in Australia on March 3. The English dub was produced in close consultation with Mamoru Hosoda. FUNimation Entertainment is releasing the film on home video in North America on June 7. Madman Entertainment’s Australian home video release will follow on July 6.