Tuesday, 1 December 2015

2015 ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS - PIXAR LEADS WITH TWO MOST-NOMINATED FILMS


Surprising no-one, Pixar Animation Studios takes prominence with the 2015 Annie Award nominations. Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur claim the most and the second-most mentions, respectively, leaving rival studios in the dust! Breaking with tradition, the year's sole DreamWorks Animation production, Home, barely registers with voters. Among other things, these nominations seem to confirm that there's considerable love in the animation community for Aardman's Shaun the Sheep Movie, and deservedly so. Winners will be announced on the 6th of February. All the nominations below:

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Roger Allers (Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet)
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
Pete Docter (Inside Out)
Raul Garcia (Extraordinary Tales)
Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa)
Steve Martino (The Peanuts Movie)
Yonebayashi Hiromasa (When Marnie Was There)

Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Pierre Coffin (Minions)
Alex Garfin (The Peanuts Movie)
Jon Hamm (Minions)
Tom Kenny (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Anomalisa)
Hadley Belle Miller (The Peanuts Movie)
Amy Poehler (Inside Out)
Phyllis Smith (Inside Out)

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
Yonebayashi Hiromasa (When Marnie Was There)

Outstanding Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Enrico Casarosa, Tony Rosenast and J. P. Vine (The Good Dinosaur)
Habib Louati (Minions)
Bill Presing (The Good Dinosaur)
Tony Rosenast (Inside Out)
Antonio Santamaria (Extraordinary Tales)
Shi Do Mee (Inside Out)
Mike Smukavic (Hotel Transylvania 2)
Rosana Sullivan (The Good Dinosaur)

Outstanding Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Jennifer Dolce (Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet)
Garret Elkins (Anomalisa)
Sim Evan-Jones (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
Kevin Nolting (Inside Out)

Outstanding Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Ale Abreu (The Boy and the World)
Sharon Calahan, Bryn Imagire, Harley Jessup, Noah Klocek and Huy Nguyen (The Good Dinosaur)
Jason Carpenter (He Named Me Malala)
Ralph Eggleston (Inside Out)
Eric Guillon (Minions)
Gavin Lines and Matt Perry (Shaun the Sheep Movie)
Emil Mitev (Home)

Outstanding Animated Effects in an Animated Production
The Good Dinosaur
Home
Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
Minions
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Outstanding Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jurassic World
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

Outstanding Music in an Animated Feature Production
Carter Burwell (Anomalisa)
Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna (The Good Dinosaur)
Emicida, Ruben Feffer, GEM Grupo Experimental de Musica and Gustavo Kurlat (The Boy and the World)
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)
Kevin Riepl (Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem)

Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Production
Hichem Arfaoui (Minions)
B. J. Crawford (The Peanuts Movie)
Mark Donald (Home)
Mark C. Harris (The Good Dinosaur)
Travis Hathaway (Inside Out)
K. C. Roeyer (The Good Dinosaur)
Allison Rutland (Inside Out)

Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Production
'Azog' (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
'The Hulk' (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
'Indominus Rex' (Jurassic World)
'Judy' (The Revenant)
'Smaug' (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
'Ultron' (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Stephen DeStefano and Craig Kellman (Hotel Transylvania 2)
Eric Guillon (Minions)
Albert Lozano and Chris Sasaki (Inside Out)
Matt Nolte (The Good Dinosaur)

Best Animated Feature - Independent
The Boy and the Beast
The Boy and the World
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
When Marnie Was There

Best Student Film
Can I Stay? (Ringling College)
The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (Melody Wang)
Dodoba (Lee Yon Hui)
Ed (Taha Neyestani)
Life Smartphone (Xie Cheng Lin)
Mother (Stephanie Chiew)
Nice to Meeteor You (Li Yi Zhou)
Shift (Maria Cecilia Puglesi)

Best Animated Short Subject
Carface
Dissonance
If I Was God
On Ice
Sanjay's Super Team
World of Tomorrow

Best Animated Special Production
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
He Named Me Malala
I Am a Witness
Kite
Niko and the Sword of Light