Annie Awards Are Dominated By “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”


This weekend saw a quartet of important precursors hand out awards that could very well be clues as to what Academy members will be doing in about three weeks. Yes, Friday night saw the American Cinema Editors give out their annual ACE Eddie prizes, while Saturday evening had both the Directors Guild of America and the Annie Awards reveal their winners, as well as the Art Directors Guild (which solidified Black Panther and The Favourite as the frontrunners in Best Production Design). All told, it was a 24 hour period or so that is of definite interest to anyone trying to figure out a handful of Oscar races. In some cases, the Academy Award winner now seems all but set in stone, too. We’ve spoken about the first two already, so now let us discuss the Annies.

Leading the way was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which

Here now are the full Annie Award results:

Best Animated Feature

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation

Best Animated Independent Feature

“Mirai,“ Studio Chizu

Best Animated Special Production

“Mary Poppins Returns,“ Walt Disney Studios

Best Animated Short Subject

“Weekends,“ past lives productions

Best Virtual Reality Production

“Crow: The Legend,“ Baobab Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

“Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My, Bedroom’,” Passion Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

“Ask the StoryBots,“ JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

“Hilda,“ Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

“BoJack Horseman,“ Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Best Student Film

“Best Friend,“ Nicholas Olivieri, Yi Shen, Juliana De Lucca, Varun Nair, David Feliu

Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

“Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,“ DreamWorks Animation Television; Visual Effects Supervisor: David M.V. Jones, Overseas FX Supervisor: Vincent Chou, Overseas Lead FX Artist: Clare Yang

Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production

“Ralph Breaks The Internet,“ Walt Disney Animation Studios; Head of Effects Animation: Cesar Velazquez, Effects Lead: Marie Tollec, Effects Lead: Alexander Moaveni, Effects Lead: Peter DeMund, Foundation Effects Lead: Ian J. Coony

Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Hilda,“ Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks; Character Animator: Scott Lewis, Character: The King, Hilda, Arfur

Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Animator: David Han Character: Multiple

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

“Mary Poppins Returns,“ Walt Disney Pictures; Chris Sauve, James Baxter, Sandro Cleuzo

Character Animation in a Video Game

“GRIS,“ Nomada Studio; Lead Animator: Adrian Miguel Character: Gris (Cinematics and In-Game), Lead Animator: Adrian Garcia Character:
Gris (Cinematics), Lead Animator: Adrian Miguel Character: Sombra

Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure,“ Walt Disney Television Animation; Character Designer: Amanda Jolly Character: Rapunzel Bird, Cassandra Bird, Father Parrot, Special Birds

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Shiyoon Kim, Characters: Uncle Aaron, Rio, Peter, Miles, King Pin, Gwen, Aunt May, Goblin, Jefferson

Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Disney Mickey Mouse,“ Disney Television Animation; Director: Eddie Trigueros

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Director: Bob Persichetti, Director: Rodney Rothman, Director: Peter Ramsey

Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Disney Mickey Mouse,“ Disney Television Animation; Composer: Christopher Willis

Music in an Animated Feature Production

“Incredibles 2,“ Pixar Animation Studios; Composer: Michael Giacchino

Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Age of Sail,“ Google Spotlight Stories, Broad Reach Pictures; Production Design: Céline Desrumaux; Production Design: Jasmin Lai

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Production Design: Justin K. Thompson

Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production (tie)

“Disney Mickey Mouse,“ Disney Television Animation; Storyboard Artist: Alonso Ramirez Ramos
“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,“ Nickelodeon Animation Studio; Storyboard Artist: Kevin Molina-Ortiz

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

“Incredibles 2,“ Pixar Animation Studios; Storyboard Artist: Dean Kelly

Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Will Arnett, “BoJack Horseman,” Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix; Character: BoJack

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

Bryan Cranston, “Isle of Dogs,” Fox Searchlight Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / American Empirical Pictures; Character: Chief

Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Hilda,“ Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks; Writer: Stephanie Simpson

Writing in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Writer: Phil Lord, Writer: Rodney Rothman

Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

“Big Hero 6: The Series,“ Walt Disney Television Animation; Nominee: Charles Jones, Nominee: Joe Molinari, Nominee: Dao Le, Nominee: Vartan Nazarian, Nominee: David Vazquez

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,“ Sony Pictures Animation; Nominee: Bob Fisher, Nominee: Andrew Leviton, Nominee: Vivek Sharma


Stay tuned to see if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes the Oscar for Best Animated Feature!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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