Friday, February 2, 2018

Animated Events: 45th Annie Awards

This Saturday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST), ASIFA Hollywood will be streaming the annual Annie Awards, a celebration of the best our industry has to offer.

Both the Production and Individual Achievement categories are listed on the Nominees page, however some highlights are below:

Best Animated Feature
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - DreamWorks Animation
  • Cars 3 - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Coco - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Despicable Me 3 - Illumination
  • The Boss Baby - DreamWorks Animation
Best Animated Feature - Independent
  • In This Corner Of The World - Taro Maki, GENCO, Inc. and Masao Maruyama, MAPPA Co., Ltd
  • Loving Vincent - BreakThru Films, Production Company Trademark Films, Co-Production Company     
  • Napping Princess - Nippon TV 
  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales - Folivari / Panique! / Studiocanal
  • The Breadwinner - Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Melusine Productions
Best Animated Short Subject
  • Dear Basketball - Glen Keane Productions, Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group
  • Hedgehog's Home - National Film Board of Canada, Bonobostudio
  • Negative Space -  IKKI Films / Manuel Cam Studio
  • Scavengers -  Titmouse, Inc. // Adult Swim
  • Son Of Jaguar - Google Spotlight Stories, Reel FX
In addition to the Production and Individual Achievement awards, they'll also be presenting the Juried Awards for the following:
  • the Winsor McCay Award - 'for their career contributions to the art of animation',
  • the Ub Iwerks Award - 'for technical advancement in the art of animation',
  • the Special Achievement Award,
  • the June Foray Award - 'for their significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation', and
  • the Certificate of Merit.
You can watch the 45th Annie Awards ceremony live right 'here' on the Annie Awards website.

Congratulations to all the nominees!