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Paramount Pictures Rango took top honors as the Best Animated Feature at the 39th Annual Annie Awards, Saturday, February 4, at UCLA's Royce Hall. With the expanded list of categories from 25 to 28, and the addition of two new categories - Editing and Best Animated Special Production - this year's show honored more nominees than in the past. The newly created 'Member's Favorite' award voted on by the entire Asifa-Hollywood community also went to Rango.
Newcomer Minkyu Lee's Adam and Dog won for Best Short Subject while Psyop's Twinings Sea was selected Best Television Commercial. The Simpsons took Best Animated TV Production and Shadow Planet Production's Insanely Twisted was selected as Best Video Game.
'This was a great evening, with a lot of fun and surprises," said Asifa-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone. "Annies went to a huge variety of individuals and studios. This goes directly to Asifa-Hollywood's vision of celebrating the best in animation across project, »
Rango – the animated hit starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous ne’er-do-well chameleon — won the award for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Annie Awards on Saturday night. Kung Fu Panda 2′s Jennifer Yuh Nelson won Best Feature Director. Rango took home three additional awards at the ceremony, hosted by Patton Oswalt at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Rio, and Winnie the Pooh also earned some hardware.
Check out the feature film winners below:
Best Animated Feature
Best Directing in a Feature Production
- Adam B. Vary
Jennifer Yuh Nelson's "Kung Fu Panda 2" dominated the Annie Awards nominations, but the International Animated Film Society decided to give its highest honor -- the Best Animated Feature award -- to Gore Verbinski's "Rango." Both films are from DreamWorks Animation and they still have to duke it out at the upcoming Oscars in the Best Animated Feature Film category.
Besides the Best Animated trophy, "Rango" also collected awards for Best Editing and Writing. But Nelson, the first woman to direct a feature film animation from a major Hollywood production company, won the Directing in a Feature Production award! Yay! (Check out my interview with Jennifer Yuh Nelson for "Kung Fu Panda 2" right here)
The Annie Awards winners were announced yesterday at the UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 39th Annual Annie Awards (to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, »
Gore Verbinski's Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp Production Categories Best Animated Feature A Cat in Paris Arrugas (Wrinkles) Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Chico & Rita Kung Fu Panda 2 Puss in Boots * Rango Rio The Adventures of Tintin Best Animated Special Production Adventure Time: Thank You Batman: Year One Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas * Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Masters Prey 2 Star Tours Best Animated Short Subject * Adam and Dog I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat La Luna (Notes on) Biology Paths of Hate Sunday The Ballad of Nessie The Girl and the Fox Wild Life and Studio Gds Individual Achievement Categories Animated Effects in an Animated Production Can Yuksel, Puss In Boots Chase Cooper, Rango Dan Lund, Winnie The Pooh Dave Tidgewell, Kung Fu Panda 2 Eric Froemling, Cars 2 Jason Mayer, Kung Fu Panda 2 Joel Aron, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jon Reisch, »
- Steve Montgomery
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