Netflix wins it big at the 47th annual Annie Awards

Netflix hauled it big at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 47th annual Annie Awards on 25 January, Saturday night, with Klaus and I Lost My Body bagging awards for Best Feature and Best Indie Feature respectively. In fact, Sergio Pablos’ innovative 2D Santa origin story led the pack with seven Annies, including – direction, character animation, character design, production design, story-boarding, and editing), while Jérémy Clapin’s existential French thriller about a severed hand took home three awards – writing and the amazing score by Dan Levy. Both Klaus and I Lost My Body, are competing against Pixar’s frontrunning Toy Story 4 in the Oscar race, which had to return bare-handed at the Annies. Only Disney’s Frozen 2, which was shockingly left out of the Oscar race, earned two Annies for Feature FX and Voice Acting for Josh Gad’s lovable Olaf. Disney also won if for Avengers: Endgame taking Best Live Action Character Animation from Weta Digital. This provides a boost for Marvel’s VFX Oscar hopes, with Wednesday’s VES Awards as the next stop.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Feature Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Best Indie Feature I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix Best Direction – Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Director: Sergio Pablos Best Writing – Feature  I Lost My Body Xilam for Netflix Writers : Jérémy Clapin and Guillaume Laurant Best Character Animation – Animated Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Animation Supervisor: Sergio Martins Character: Alva Best Character Design – Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Character Designer: Torsten Schrank Character: All Characters Best Production Design – Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Production Design: Szymon Biernaki Production Design: Marcin Jakubowski Best Storyboarding – Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Storyboard Artist: Sergio Pablos Best Editorial – Feature  Klaus – Netflix, The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine production Pablo García Revert
‘Frozen 2’
Best Music – Feature  I Lost My Body – Xilam for Netflix Composer: Dan Levy Best FX for Feature  Frozen 2 – Walt Disney Animation Studios Benjamin Fiske, Alex Moaveni, Jesse Erickson, Dimitre Berberov, Kee Nam Suong Best Character Animation – Live Action  Avengers: Endgame – Weta Digital Animation Supervisor: Sidney Kombo- Kintombo Best Voice Acting – Feature  Frozen 2 Walt Disney Animation Studios Josh Gad for Olaf Best Special Production How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming – DreamWorks Animation Best Short Subject Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days – Ciclope Filmes, National Film Board of Canada, Les Armateurs Best VR Bonfire – Baobab Studios Best Commercial The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 – Telecaster Nexus Studios Best TV/Media – Preschool Ask the Storybots Episode: Why Do We Have To Recycle? – JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix   Best TV/Media – Children  Disney Mickey Mouse Episode: Carried Away Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel Best TV/Media – General Audience  BoJack Horseman Episode: The Client – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix   Best Student Film  The Fox & The Pigeon – Michelle Chua Best FX for TV/Media  Love, Death & Robots Episode: The Secret War Blur for Netflix FX Artist: Viktor Németh FX Artist: Szabolcs Illés FX Artist: Ádám Sipos FX Artist: Vladimir Zhovna Best Character Animation – TV/Media  His Dark Materials Episode: 8 BBC Studios Lead Animator: Aulo Licinio Character: Iroek Best Character Animation – Video Game  Unruly Heroes Magic Design Studios Character Animator: Sebastien Parodi Character: Heroes Kid version, Underworld NPC Lead Animator: Nicolas Leger Character: Heroes (Wukong, Kihong, Sandmonk, Sanzang), All enemies (except Underworld levels) and cinematics Best Character Design – TV/Media  Carmen Sandiego Episode: The Chasing Paper Caper Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix Character Designer: Keiko Murayama Character: Carmen Sandiego, Paper Star, Player, Shadowsan, Chief, Julia Argent, Chase Devineaux Best Direction – TV/Media  Disney Mickey Mouse Episode: For Whom the Booth Tolls – Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel Director: Alonso Ramirez Ramos Best Music – TV/Media  Love, Death & Robots Episode: Sonnie’s Edge Blur for Netflix Composer/Lyricist: Rob Cairns Best Production Design – TV/Media Love, Death & Robots Episode: “The Witness” Blur for Netflix Production Design: Alberto Mielgo Best Storyboarding – TV/Media  Carmen Sandiego Episode: Becoming Carmen Sandiego: Part 1 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix Storyboard Artist: Kenny Park Best Voice Acting – TV/Media  Bob’s Burgers Episode: Roamin’ Bob-iday 20th Century FOX / Bento Box Entertainment Cast: H. Jon Benjamin Character: Bob Best Writing – TV/Media  Tuca & Bertie Episode: The Jelly Lakes – Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix Writer: Shauna McGarry Best Editorial – TV/Media  Love, Death & Robots Episode: Alternate Histories Blur for Netflix Bo Juhl Nominee: Stacy Auckland Nominee: Valerian Zamel
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