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The 45th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

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The nominations for the 2018 Annie Awards, “ASIFA-Hollywood’s most glamorous event”, have this week been announced. Described as “animation’s highest honour” and now entering its 45th edition, the awards focus on the best that mainstream animation has offered up in the past year, with a series of special categories that celebrate the effort of individuals within major productions. Read the full list of nominees in the Production Categories below:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – INDEPENDENT

  • In This Corner of the World (Taro Maki, GENCO, Inc. and Masao Maruyama, Mappa Co., Ltd)
  • Loving Vincent (BreakThru Films/Trademark Films)
  • Napping Princess (Nippon TV)
  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Folivari/Panique!/Studiocanal)
  • The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions)

BEST ANIMATED SPECIAL PRODUCTION

  • Imaginary Friend Society “Feeling Sad” (Hornet)
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems (Tonko House, Inc.)
  • Revolting Rhymes (Magic Light Pictures)
  • Tangled: Before Ever After (Walt Disney Television Animation)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT

BEST ANIMATED TELEVISION/BROADCAST COMMERCIAL

  • “Biscotti. Una Storia Buona” (Hornet)
  • June (Broad Reach Pictures, Chromosphere, Lyft)
  • League of Legends “Legends Never Die” (Passion Animation Studios)
    “Please the Cheese” (Psyop)
  • Sainsbury’s “The Greatest Gift” (Passion Animation Studios)

BEST ANIMATED TELEVISION/BROADCAST PRODUCTION FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers “Goofy Gas!” (Walt Disney Television Animation)
  • Octonauts “Operation Deep Freeze” (Vampire Squid Prod. Ltd., a Silvergate Media company, in assoc. with Brown Bag Films)
  • Peg + Cat “The Mariachi Problem” (The Fred Rogers Company, 100 Chickens Prod.)
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show “HaHaHigher / The Waiting Game” (Amazon Studios)
  • Through the Woods “A Snowy Morning” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Fred Rogers Company, PIP Animation Services)

BEST ANIMATED TELEVISION/BROADCAST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN

  • Buddy Thunderstruck “To Protect and Swerve / Robo Truck of the Future” (Stoopid Buddy and American Greetings for Netflix)
  • Lost in Oz “The Pearl of Pingaree” (Amazon Studios)
  • Niko and the Sword of Light “From the Cliffs of Catastrophe to the Pools of Destiny” (Amazon Studios)
  • Tangled: The Series “Queen for a Day” (Walt Disney Television Animation)
  • We Bare Bears Panda’s Art” (Cartoon Network)

BEST GENERAL AUDIENCE ANIMATED TELEVISION/BROADCAST PRODUCTION

  • Big Mouth “Am I Gay?” (Netflix)
  • BoJack Horseman “Stupid Piece of Sh*t” (Tornante Prod. for Netflix)
  • Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick” (Williams Street Prod.)
  • Robot Chicken “Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition” (Stoopid Buddy Stoodios)
  • Samurai Jack “Episode XCIII” (Adult Swim)

BEST STUDENT FILM

  • Cradle – Devon Manney
  • Elsewhere – Junyi Xiao
  • Good Night, Everybuds! – Benedikt Hummel and crew
  • Once a Hero – Xia Li
  • Poles Apart – Paloma Baeza and Crew

The award ceremony will take place at UCLA’s Royce Hall on February 3rd 2018. For more information on the history of the event and to see the full list of Achievement Category nominees visit their official website.

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