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

“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 (Magic Light Pictures); Best Animated Short Subject – Dear Basketball (Glen Keane Productions, Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial – June (Broad Reach Pictures/Chromosphere/Lyft); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Rick and Morty – Episode: 30 ‘Pickle Rick’ (Williams Street Productions); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children We Bare Bears Episode: Panda’s Art (Cartoon Network Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children Octonauts – Episode: Operation Deep Freeze (Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company, in association with Brown Bag Films); and Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production: War For The Planet of The Apes (Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Daniel Barrett, Sidney Kombo-Kintombo, Emile Ghorayeb, Luisma Lavin Peredo, Alessandro Bonora).

“This year, we paid tribute to our beloved June Foray, who always delighted in seeing how the event she founded continued to grow year after year. This year was no exception,” remarked Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards executive producer.“ June would have enjoyed the increasing numbers, but more important to her, and to us, has always been seeing the proof, inherent in the Annies, that the capability of people, world-wide, to create animated films has also continued to diversify and increase.”

The evening was dedicated to the late June Foray, the legendary voice actress who was, more than anyone else, responsible for founding the Annies 45 years ago. June’s creativity, generosity and unrelenting advocacy for the animation community were evident in the touching presentation.

Presenters for the evening included 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 industry notables, including Debi Derryberry, and E.G. Daily, along with ASIFA-Hollywood President, Jerry Beck, Executive Director, Frank Gladstone and animation producer and ASIFA board member, Sue Shakespeare.

ASIFA-Hollywood was thrilled to have all three Winsor McCay recipients in attendance. The Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation are being presented to three recipients – British character animator, James Baxter; SpongeBob SquarePants creator, Stephen Hillenburg and the Canadian animation duo, Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis. The Ub Iwerks Award for technical advancement that has made a significant impact on the art and industry of animation was presented to TVPaint for its versatile software for 2D animation;

The Special Achievement Award recognizing the unique and significant impact on the art and industry of animation was presented to Studio MDHR Entertainment for its 1930s inspired wonder-game Cuphead; and the June Foray Award for significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation was presented to animation historian, Didier Ghez. The Certificate of Merit award was presented to David Nimitz, devoted friend and caretaker of veteran voice actress and ASIFA-Hollywood and Annie Award pioneer, June Foray, who passed away last July at the age of 99.

45th Annie Award Production & Achievement Award Recipients

#1 Best Animated Feature

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios

#2 Best Animated Feature-Independent

THE BREADWINNER
Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Melusine Productions

#3 Best Animated Special Production

REVOLTING RHYMES
Magic Light Pictures

#4 Best Animated Short Subject

DEAR BASKETBALL
Glen Keane Productions, Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group

#5 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

JUNE
Broad Reach Pictures/Chromosphere/Lyft

#6 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

OCTONAUTS
Episode: Operation Deep Freeze
Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company, in association with Brown Bag Films

#7 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

WE BARE BEARS
Episode: Panda’s Art
Cartoon Network Animation Studios

#8 Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

RICK AND MORTY
Episode: 303 – “Pickle Rick”
Williams Street Productions

#9 Best Student Film

POLES APART
Paloma Baeza

#10 Animated Effects in an Animated Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Shaun Galinak, Dave Hale, Jason Johnston, Carl Kaphan, Keith Daniel Klohn

#11 Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

TROLLHUNTERS
Episode: 205 – “Homecoming”
DreamWorks Animation Television
Bruno Chiou, Yi-Fan Cho, Kevin Jong , Chun-Jung Chu

#12 Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production

COCO (#12-6709)
Pixar Animation Studios
John Chun Chiu Lee

#13 Character Animation in a Live Action Production

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Daniel Barrett, Sidney Kombo-Kintombo, Emile Ghorayeb, Luisma Lavin Peredo, Alessandro Bonora

#14 Character Animation in a Video Game

CUPHEAD (#14-8031)
StudioMDHR
Hanna Abi-Hanna

#15 Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK
Episode: XCVI
Adult Swim
Craig Kellman

#16 Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Daniel Arriaga, Daniela Strijleva, Greg Dykstra, Alonso Martinez, Zaruhi Galstyan

#17 Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE
Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!
Walt Disney Television Animation
Dave Wasson, Eddie Trigueros, Alonso Ramirez-Ramo

#18 Directing in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

#19 Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE
Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!
Walt Disney Television Animation
Christopher Willis

#20 Music in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Michael Giacchino, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco, Adrian Molina

#21 Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK
Episode: XCIII
Adult Swim
Scott Wills

#22 Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studio
Harley Jessup, Danielle Feinberg, Bryn Imagire, Nathaniel McLaughlin, Ernesto Nemesio

#23 Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE
Episode: Bee Inspired
Walt Disney Television Animation
Eddie Trigueros

#24 Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

COCO (#24-6718)
Pixar Animation Studios
Dean Kelly

#25 Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Nickelodeon
Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants

#26 Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel

#27 Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

RICK AND MORTY
Episode: 307 – “The Ricklantis Mixup”
Williams Street Productions
Ryan Ridley, Dan Guterman

#28 Writing in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich

#29 Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

SAMURAI JACK
Episode: XCIII, XCIV, XCIX
Adult Swim
Paul Douglas

#30 Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios
Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich, Greg Snyder, Tim Fox

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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