Sunday, 7 February 2016

INSIDE OUT SWEEPS THE ANNIE AWARDS


The Academy didn't see fit to give Inside Out the same treatment they've given other, equally-successful, equally-acclaimed Pixar films in recent years, fobbing it off with two token nominations. At least Annie voters saw some sense, handing it out 10 awards from its 14 nominations; double noms in some categories mean that Inside Out misses only one potential win, taking every single other. While this does mean that other, deserving titles have slim pickings to choose from, I'm not complaining - this from the once-DreamWorks-dominated group that gave Kung Fu Panda every award it could find, snubbing WALL-E in the process. Pixar may be no underdog, but I was always rooting for it anyway. Here are their nominations, and below, their awards:

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Pete Docter (Inside Out)

Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Phyllis Smith (Inside Out)

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)

Outstanding Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Tony Rosenast (Inside Out)

Outstanding Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Kevin Nolting (Inside Out)

Outstanding Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Ralph Eggleston (Inside Out)

Outstanding Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Michael Hall, Stephen Marshall, Michael K. O'Brien, Jon Reisch and Magnus Wrenninge (The Good Dinosaur)

Outstanding Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Florent Andorra, Michael Balog, George Kaltenbrunner and Jim van Allen (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Outstanding Music in an Animated Feature Production
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)

Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Production
Allison Rutland (Inside Out)

Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Kevin Lan, Adrian Millington, Alexander Poei, Matthew Shumway and Blaine Toderian - 'Judy' (The Revenant)

Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Albert Lozano and Chris Sasaki (Inside Out)

Best Animated Feature - Independent
The Boy and the World

Best Student Film
Ed (Taya Neyestani)

Best Animated Short Subject
World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt)

Best Animated Special Production
He Named Me Malala