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'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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