Monday, 6 February 2017

ZOOTOPIA DOMINATES ANNIE AWARDS


Zootopia works its way closer to the Animated Feature Oscar with victory at the Annie Awards. It led November's nominations and leads the awards, winning six out of eleven nods. Disney's box office behemoth remains voters' favourite among animated titles this awards season, and seems to be sailing its way towards the Academy Award later this month. Check out all the details below:

Best Animated Feature
Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement: Directing in an Animated Production
Byron Howard and Rich Moore (Zootopia)

Outstanding Achievement: Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Jason Bateman (Zootopia)
Auli'i Cravalho (Moana)

Outstanding Achievement: Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jared Bush and Phil Johnston (Zootopia)

Outstanding Achievement: Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Dean Wellins (Zootopia)

Outstanding Achievement: Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Christopher Murrie (Kubo and the Two Strings)

Outstanding Achievement: Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Nelson Lowry and Ean McNamara (Kubo and the Two Strings)

Outstanding Achievement: Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Ian J. Coony, John M. Kosnik, Blair Pierpont, Erin V. Ramos and Marlon West (Moana)

Outstanding Achievement: Music in an Animated Feature Production
Camille, Richard Harvey and Hans Zimmer (The Little Prince)

Outstanding Achievement: Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Cory Loftis (Zootopia)

Outstanding Achievement: Character Animation in a Feature Production
Jan Maas (Kubo and the Two Strings)

Best Animated Feature - Independent
The Red Turtle (Studio Ghibli, Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch)

Best Animated Short Subject
Piper (Pixar Animation Studios)

Best Animated Special Production
Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation)

Best Student Film
Citipati (Andreas Feix)

Outstanding Achievement: Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Georg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi and Yoon Ji Hyun - Mirror dimension (Doctor Strange)

Outstanding Achievement: Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Peta Bayley, Benjamin Jones, Andrew R. Jones and Gabriele Zucchelli (The Jungle Book)

June Foray Award
Bill Kroyer and Sue Kroyer

Winsor McCay Award
Dale Baer
Caroline Leaf and Oshii Mamoru

UB Iwerks Award
Google Spotlight's virtual reality platform

Certificate of Merit
Leslie Ezah
Gary Perkovac

Special Achievement Award
Life, Animated