Sunday, February 7, 2016

'Inside Out,' 'Boy and The World' Triumph at the Annies.

The Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes are all very well, but in the animation industry the Annie Awards are arguably the biggest draw. While other ceremonies restrict animation to a category or two, at the Annies every facet of animation is celebrated and rewarded. And in recent years ASIFA-Hollywood's event has been drawing ever more attention outside the industry too. This year's event took place on Saturday the 6th of February in California.

Nobody will be too surprised that it was a big night for Pixar. Having scored a record 25 nominations (having two features and a short in the running) they were definitely the front runners. Inside Out was the biggest winner, taking home a whopping 11 awards. These included the major awards for Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Director in an Animated Feature and writing. Pixar's Good Dinosaur won for Outstanding Effects.  This year's event included the first awarding of the Best Animated Feature (Independent) which saw Ale Abreu's Boy And The World overcome strong competition from The Prophet, Marnie Was There and The Boy and The Beast.

Pixar lost out in the short category, with Don Hertzfeldt's World Of Tomorrow taking home the prize. In television, the spoils were a bit more evenly spread. The Simpsons won the Best animated Programme for General audience, while Wander Over Yonder took home the children's TV Prize. Bob's Burgers took two awards, best TV writing and best TV voice-acting for Kristen Schaal.

Juried Windsor McCay Awards for "career contributions to the art of animation" were given to Studio Ghibli legend Isao Takahata and Phil Roman, as well as posthumous award for Pixar's late Joe Ranft.

The full list of winners are below. You can watch the archived event here





Best Student Film
ed – Taha Neyestani, Sheridan College

Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in a TV/Broadcast Production
Alonso Ramirez Ramos – Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: ¡Feliz CumpleaƱos! – Disney Television Animation

Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Tony Rosenast – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in a TV/Broadcast Production
Illya Owens – Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: Coned – Disney Television Animation

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Kevin Nolting – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production
Craig Kellman – Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas – Screen Novelties and Warner Bros. Animation

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Albert Lozano and Chris Sasaki – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Music in aTV/Broadcast Production
Christopher Willis – Disney Mickey Mouse – Episode: ¡Feliz CumpleaƱos! – Disney Television Animation

Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production
Michael Giacchino – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Michael Balog, Jim Van Allen, Florent Andorra and Georg Kaltenbrunner – Marvel’s Avengers : Age of Ultron – Sokovia Destruction – Marvel Studios

Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Jon Reisch and Stephen Marshall – The Good Dinosaur – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Short Subject
Don Hertzfeldt – World of Tomorrow

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game
David Gibson – Evolve – 2K Games -

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Matthew Shumway, Adrian Millington, Blaine Toderian, Alexander Poei and Kevin Lan – The Revenant – The Bear (Judy) – Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Television/Broadcast Production
Chi-Ho Chan – Dragons: Race to the Edge – Episode: “Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1″ – DreamWorks Animation Television

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Feature Production
Allison Rutland – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Kevin Dart, Sylvia Liu, Chris Turnham and Eastwood Wong – The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show – Episode: “Peabody’s Parents/Galileo” – DreamWorks Animation Televsion

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Ralph Eggleston – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Special Production
He Named Me Malala – Parkes-MacDonald / Little Door

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial
Man and Dog – Psyop

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Kristen Schaal – Bob’s Burgers – Episode: Hawk & Chick – Twentieth Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Phyllis Smith – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu – Bob’s Burgers – Episode: The Hauntening – Twentieth Century Fox Television Bento Box Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children
Tumble Leaf – Episode: Mirror – Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children
Wander Over Yonder – Episode: The Breakfast – Disney Television Animation

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for a General Audience
The Simpsons – Episode: Halloween of Horror – Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Feature-Independent
Boy and the World – Filme de Papel

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Matt Braly – Gravity Falls – Episode: Northwest Mansion Mystery – Disney Television Animation

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Pete Docter – Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

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