Dirk mentioned this, but I haven’t seen too much about it anywhere else. For those interested, the nominees for the first ever American Anime Awards have been announced. ICv2 has the full list right here.
Like Dirk, I’m a little bit flummoxed by the choices. Didn’t Akira come out, like, back when I was in college (which, for those counting, would have been over 10 years ago)? And I don’t see how you can have a Best Manga list and not include Ode to Kirihito in there. That’s downright offensive.