Annie Awards 2021

THE 48th ANNIE AWARDS WINNERS!


Where the Oscars can be unbearably pretentious and the Golden Globes racist, The Annie Awards will always bring a positive light to awards season. Honoring the past year’s animated achievements, a number of studio and independent films have been recognized. The nomination categories range from film to television, feature-length to short-form, adult to children programming. In a completely virtual ceremony, featured presenters for tonight include Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, Phillipa Soo, and many more.

And the Annie Awards goes to…

BEST FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Pixar Animation Studios

BEST INDIE FEATURE

  • Wolfwalkers
  • Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS

BEST SPECIAL PRODUCTION

  • The Snail and the Whale
  • Magic Light Pictures

BEST SHORT SUBJECT

  • Souvenir Souvenir
  • Blast Production

BEST SPONSORED

  • There’s a Monster in my Kitchen
  • Cartoon Saloon, Mother

BEST TV/MEDIA – PRESCHOOL

  • The Adventures of Paddington
  • Episode: Paddington Digs a Tunnel to Peru
  • Blue-Zoo Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio

BEST TV/MEDIA – CHILDREN

  • Hilda
  • Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox
  • Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

BEST TV/MEDIA – GENERAL AUDIENCE

  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
  • Episode: Coven Of The Damned
  • Cartoon Network Studios

BEST STUDENT FILM

  • La Bestia
  • School: Gobelins, l’école de l’image
  • Student directors: Marlijn Van Nuenen, Ram Tamez, Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt

BEST FX FOR TV/MEDIA

  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • Episode: Welcome to Jurassic World
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
  • FX Production Company: Dreamworks Animation and CGCG Inc.
  • Emad Khalili, Ivan Wang, Chris Wombold, Kyle Goertz, Kathy D. Tran

BEST FX FOR FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios
  • FX Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios
  • Tolga Göktekin, Carl Kaphan, Hiroaki Narita, Enrique Vila, Kylie Wijsmuller

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – TV/MEDIA

  • Hilda
  • Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks David Laliberté

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Michal Makarewicz

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – LIVE ACTION The Mandalorian

  • Production Company: Lucasfilm
  • FX Production Company: Image Engine
  • Nathan Fitzgerald, Leo Ito, Chris Rogers, Eung Ho Lo, Emily Luk

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – VIDEO GAME Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

  • Insomniac Games
  • Brian Wyser, Michael Yosh, Danny Garnett, David Hancock

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN – TV/MEDIA

  • Amphibia
  • Episode: The Shut-In!
  • Disney TV Animation
  • Joe Sparrow

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN – FEATURE

  • Wolfwalkers
  • Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS Federico Pirovano

BEST DIRECTION – TV/MEDIA

  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
  • Episode: Plague Of Madness
  • Cartoon Network Studios
  • Genndy Tartakovsky

BEST DIRECTION – FEATURE

  • Wolfwalkers
  • Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

BEST MUSIC – TV/MEDIA

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Episode: Victory and Death
  • Lucasfilm Animation
  • Kevin Kiner

BEST MUSIC – FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TV/MEDIA – Shooom’s Odyssey

  • Picolo Pictures
  • Julien Bisaro

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE – Wolfwalkers

  • Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS María Pareja, Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore

BEST STORYBOARDING – TV/MEDIA – Looney Tunes Cartoons

  • Episode: Big League Beast / Firehouse Frenzy Warner Bros. Animation
  • Andrew Dickman

BEST STORYBOARDING – FEATURE Soul

  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Trevor Jimenez

BEST VOICE ACTING – TV/MEDIA

  • Tales of Arcadia: Wizards
  • Episode: Our Final Act
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • David Bradley (Merlin)

BEST VOICE ACTING – FEATURE

  • Wolfwalkers
  • Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions for Apple/GKIDS
  • Eva Whittaker (Mebh Óg MacTíre)

BEST WRITING – TV/MEDIA

  • Big Mouth
  • Episode: The New Me
  • Netflix
  • Andrew Goldberg, Patti Harrison

BEST WRITING – FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers

BEST EDITORIAL – TV/MEDIA

  • Hilda
  • Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox
  • Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc., and Mercury Filmworks John McKinnon

BEST EDITORIAL – FEATURE

  • Soul
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Kevin Nolting, Gregory Amundson, Robert Grahamjones, Amera Rizk

Disney takes the top prize as Best Feature for Pixar’s Soul, along with 7 accompanying awards like Best Writing and Best FX. The Best Indie Feature wen to Wolfwalkers. The acclaimed indie also scored itself 5 other wins in categories like Best Voice Acting and Best Direction. This year’s honorary awards were given to many who’ve led an extensive career in the world of animation. The June Foray award was given to Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi. The Ub Iwerks Award was presented to Epic Games’ Unreal engine. And the 2020 documentary “Howard” was awarded the Special Achievement award.

Many of this year’s contenders faced the challenge of working during a global pandemic. This ceremony was in honor of all who persevered through hardship and restriction.

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