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NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT: “Negative Space” Directors Talk Packing For Oscar

In an outstanding year for animated shorts, Negative Space has emerged as one of the best. Both an Oscar and Annie nominee, the film tells the story of a son’s special relationship with his father, developed through a unique passion. Baltimore-based co-directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter Jackson Murphy: Congratulations on the Oscar Nomination! How […]

“Coco” and “The Breadwinner” Take Top Honors At Annie Awards

Pixar Animation Studios was the big winner at this year’s 45th Annie Awards as Coco won Best Animated Feature, and garnered top honors across 11 categories. The Best Animated Feature-Independent trophy was awarded to The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/ Melusine Productions). Complete list of winners below. Best Animated Special Production was awarded to Revolting Rhymes […]

Annie Awards Live Stream Here

Asifa Hollywood live streamed Saturday night’s Annie Awards and you can watch it here. The award ceremony’s multi-camera and audio set up covered the entire ceremony – the celebrations, the laughs, the flubs, even the audience reactions. You won’t miss a thing. It’s just like being there… only you didn’t have to dress up! Here’s […]

Annie Awards Announce Its Presenters

ASIFA-Hollywood announced its slate of presenters today for the 45th Annie Awards this Saturday, February 3 from UCLA’s Royce Hall. Presenters include actress Wendie Malick; Coco’s Anthony Gonzalez; Director Nora Twomey and actress Saara Chaudry from The Breadwinner; Disney voice talent Russi Taylor; SpongeBob himself, Tom Kenny; Animators Mark Henn and Floyd Norman, and other […]

Academy Award Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nominations for its 90th Annual Academy Awards. The 5 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their directors: Best Animated Feature nominees were: THE BOSS BABY Dreamworks-20th Century Fox. – Tom McGrath. THE BREADWINNER GKids/Cartoon Saloon – Nora Twomey COCO Disney/Pixar […]

45th Annie Awards To Live Stream

ASIFA-Hollywood announced today that although VIP tickets to the 45th Annie Awards are sold out, you can watch the ceremony live on our Annies streaming channel – The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd. The award ceremony’s multi-camera and audio set up will cover the entire ceremony – the celebrations, the […]

Pixar’s “Coco” Wins Golden Globe Award

The infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their winners tonight – and included in the mix was the winner for Best Animated Feature. Pixar’s Coco won the top honor. Director Lee Unkrich accepted the award and spoke – accompanied on stage by producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina. The Golden Globes were awarded […]

Ron Clements & John Musker To Receive Art Directors Award For Championing The Art Of Animation

Ron Clements and John Musker, Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmaking partners behind such animated features as Moana and The Princess and the Frog, will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 27th at the Ray […]

Academy Releases the Nominee Short List for Qualified Animated Shorts

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: Cradle, Devon Manney, director (University of […]

Annie Award Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 45th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Captain Underpants (DreamWorks Animation), Cars 3 (Pixar Animation Studios), Coco (Pixar Animation Studios), Despicable Me […]

Baxter, Hillenberg, Tilby and Forbis win McCay Award for Lifetime Achievement

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced this year’s slate of recipients for its Juried Awards honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. The Juried award recipients will be honored at the 45th Annie Awards set for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation are […]

Women In Animation Awards Two Recipients with Craig Scholarships

Women in Animation (WIA) is pleased to announce Heather Forlong and Esther Tejano as the recipients of 2017 Phyllis Craig Scholarships. Established in 1997 to honor the legacy of WIA founding member Phyllis Craig, this is the first time this annual scholarship has been awarded to two student artists in a single academic year. “I […]

26 Animated Features Submitted For The 2017 Oscar Race

Just announced this morning, the twenty-six features that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” “The Boss Baby” “The Breadwinner” “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie” “Cars […]

Annie Awards “Call For Entries” Begins August 14th

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annual Annie Awards to begin on Monday, August 14th. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards™ will be presented in nine Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, […]