An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization to recognize their excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. This is precisely what you will find here, with news and coverage around various domestic and global awards nights.

69th Writers Guild Awards: ‘Arrival’ & ‘Uncharted 4’ bag awards, Mike Judge felicitated with lifetime achievement award
2:00 pm PDT 21/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 69th annual Writers Guild Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt on Sunday, 29 February, 2017, at Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA, honour the best works of writing in film, television, radio and video game. Writer Joe Lawson’s “Stop The Presses” from BoJack Horseman received the best animated series award among other nominees which were The Simpsons (Fox), Elena of Avalor (Disney) and Star Wars Rebels (Disney/Lucasfilm). Eric Heisserer grabbed the award for the best adapted screenplay for Arrival (Paramount … Read More

Stalwarts of Indian Animation & VFX industry and Arena students receive recognition at Orbit Live Awards 2017 night
3:15 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Orbit Live Awards encompasses the whole animation and VFX industry of India and recognises the achievement of an entire gambit of artists working in this field. The awards night was held on the third day (4 February, 2017) of the Orbit Live event which was taking place at The Retreat, Mumbai. The evening was filled with mesmerising performances which included folk dance by a group of girls, hip-hop dance by the famous ‘Fictitious Dance Group’ on whom the movie ABCD2 was … Read More

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Kidscreen Awards 2017 announces winners
2:00 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was singled out and celebrated by the global kids’ entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit 2017, an event hosted by renowned comedian Darrin Rose and sponsored by the Canada Media Fund. Determined by two panels of industry judges, awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following entries: Programming- Preschool Category: Best in Class Nina’s World (Sprout) Best New Series Dot. (The Jim Henson Company/CBC/Industrial Brothers) Best … Read More

BAFTA Awards 2017: ‘Kubo & the Two Strings’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’, Tom Holland bag awards
1:30 pm PDT 13/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After the Annie and VES (Visual Effects Society) awards, comes the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), rewarding the outstanding work done not kust in the field of live-action but also in the field of animation and visual effects. This year, the victors were Kubo and the Two Strings, The Jungle Book and A Love Story. Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings won the award for Best Animated Film, beating Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory, Disney’s Moana and Zootropolis (a.k.a Zootopia). “I … Read More

‘Jungle Book’ wins big while ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ disappoints at the 15th VES Awards
5:00 pm PDT 08/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Commemorating its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society (VES) held its annual award ceremony, recognising the talent from the Visual effect industry across various spheres. The 15th edition of the Visual Effects Society Awards was held on Tuesday evening at Beverly Hilton. While Disney’s Jungle Book was a major winner at the event as it bagged five accolades to its name, Star Wars’ stand alone film, Rogue One, did not manage to get its hands on any awards, even though … Read More

‘Zootopia’ dominates the 44th Annie Awards while ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ misses the cut
11:00 am PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The halls of Disney animation studio might be brimming with joy as their award gallery just got filled with more trophies which the studio won for Zootopia and Moana. At the recently concluded 44th Annie Awards presented by ASIFA – Hollywood, which was hosted on 4 February, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Zootopia bagged the six awards out of the total 11 nominations, including the best animated feature. Zootopia directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, character design artist Cory Loftis, storyboard artist Dean … Read More

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Oscar nomination 2017: ‘Your Name’ misses out while ‘Suicide Squad’ makes it to the list
10:30 am PDT 25/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, 24 Jaunary, 2017, recognising the excellence of cinematic achievements for the year 2016. The awards are handed out in 24 categories, most of which have five nominees. The exceptions being Best Picture, which can have five to ten nominees, has nine nominees this year while Makeup and Hairstyling has three nominees. This year, the announcement of the Academy nominations was done in a unique way. Instead of a formal presentation, the … Read More

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eOne’s ‘Peppa Pig’ wins Best New Property at Asian Licensing Awards 2017
5:00 pm PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One’s preschool animated television series Peppa Pig was accorded ‘Best New Property’ at Asian Licensing Awards which was held recently at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017. Commenting on the award win, eOne, head of global licensing, Andrew Carley said, “It is a real honour that Peppa Pig has scooped this award and it is testament to the phenomenal year that the property has enjoyed in Asia. We thank our partners and the team here … Read More

MAAC’s Delhi CG Animation Awards proves beneficial for both, industry and youngsters
1:00 pm PDT 14/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden, India’s leading Animation, VFX and Multimedia institute, presented the 5th edition of annual Delhi CG Animation Awards (DCGAA) at The Ansal Plaza, Khel gaon, New Delhi on 11 April, 2016. Films, awards, industry veterans, youngsters and the energy of ‘Dilli’ were the key ingredients in the making of the daylong event. It kick-started with the screening of 64 movies received in Student Closed Category made by over 700 … Read More

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Two VFX heavy films ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ bag the National Film Awards 2016
11:00 am PDT 28/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 63rd National Film Awards honoured Baahubali: The Beginning as the Best Film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali as the Best Director for Bajirao Mastani. The VFX heavy films with immense work on creation of drama and phenomenal art of storytelling have bagged the award at the highest honourable ceremony that celebrates the work of Indian cinema to the fullest. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor award for his role in Piku while Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for … Read More

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New York International Children’s Film Festival winners announced
2:00 pm PDT 22/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The New York International Children’s Film Festival which took place from 26 February, 2016 to 20 March, 2016 has announced the winners of its 19th edition in various categories. During four weekends of films from over 30 countries in the month of March, the festival witnessed over 25,000 parents, children, and filmmakers to experience exclusive new films for ages 3-18. The films showcased were across all genres like animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from over 2,500 international submissions. … Read More

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Shaun the Sheep triumphs at the British Animation Awards 2016
1:00 pm PDT 11/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie has added another honour as it bagged the Best Long Form Animation award at the British Animation Awards (BAA) 2016. The awards ceremony marked its 20th Anniversary and was held at London BFI Southbank on 10 March 2016. The Amazing World Of Gumball: The Shell, the animated series for kids, won the Best children’s series and Children’s choice award. Also, Martin Freeman won the award for Best voice performance in Magic Light Pictures’s animated feature Stick Man. The BAA … Read More