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Animated “Peanuts”, Pixar and ‘Prophet’ Top 43rd Annual Annie Award Nominations

Animated "Peanuts", Pixar and 'Prophet' Top 43rd Annual Annie Award Nominations

The
International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations
today for its 43rd Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best
in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org.

The
Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best
Animated Feature-Independent (new this year), Special Productions, Commercials,
Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well
as the honorary Juried Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie
ceremony on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A pre-reception
and press line begins at 5:00 pm with the awards ceremony following at 7:00 pm.
A post-show celebration immediately follows the ceremony. All events will be
held at Royce Hall.

This year’s Best
Animated Feature nominations include: Anomalisa
(Paramount Pictures), Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios), Shaun the Sheep The Movie (Aardman
Animations), The Good Dinosaur
(Pixar Animation Studios), and The
Peanuts Movie
(Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation).

This
year the organization introduced a new category – Best Feature-Independent – which will now recognize independent animators, international studios,
anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they
deserve. 

The inaugural Best Animated
Feature-Independent nominations include: Boy And The World (Alê Abreu, Brazil), The Boy and The Beast (Mamoru Hosoda, Japan), Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet  (Roger
Allers, an international co-production), and When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli, Japan).

The Juried Awards
honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation will also
be presented. Three Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement recipients have been selected by the
ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors – Joe Ranft, Phil Roman and Isao Takahata
for their career contributions to the art of animation; and the June
Foray Award
recipient Don Hahn for his significant
and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of
animation. 

Here are highlights from the nominees announced this morning

#1 Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa – Paramount Pictures

Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios

Shaun the Sheep The Movie – Aardman Animations

The Good Dinosaur – Pixar Animation Studios

The Peanuts Movie – Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation

#2 Best Animated Special Production

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas – Warner Bros. Animation

He Named Me Malala – Parkes-MacDonald / Little Door

I Am A Witness – Moonbot Studios

Kite – Epic Games

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – End of Movie, LLC

Niko and the Sword of Light – Titmouse, Inc. / Amazon Studios

#3 Best Animated Short Subject

Carface – National Film Board of Canada

DISSONANCE – framebox

If I was God – National Film Board of Canada

On Ice – Google/Evil Eye Pictures

Sanjay’s Super Team – Pixar Animation Studios

World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt

#4 Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

Chex Party Mix: “Holiday Magic” – Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

Man and Dog – Psyop

Michelin Total Performance: “All the
Perf ormances In Every Tire” – Moonbot Studios

We Are All Farmers – Acme Filmworks 

#5
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

Bubble
Guppies – 
Episode:
326 – “Super Guppies!” – Nickelodeon
Nelvana

PAW
Patrol – 
Episode:
213, Pups Save A MerPup – Spin
Master Nickelodeon

Peter
Rabbit – 
Episode:
216 – The Kitten and Pig Adventure – Nickelodeon
Productions Silvergate Media

Sheriff
Callie’s Wild West –  
Episode:
#201A “The Good, the Bad & the Yo-Yo” – Wild
Canary Animation / Disney Junior

Transformers
Rescue Bots – 
Episode:
“I Have Heard The Robots Singing” – Hasbro
Studios

Tumble
Leaf – 
Episode:
Mirror – Amazon
Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

#6
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Clarence – Episode:
Turtle Hats – Cartoon
Network

Gravity
Falls – 
Episode:
Not What He Seems – Disney
Television Animation

Harvey
Beaks – 
Episode:
A Day of No To-Do – Nickelodeon

Sanjay
& Craig – 
Episode:
Street Dogg – Nickelodeon

Star
vs the Forces of Evil – 
Episode:
Blood Moon Ball – Disney
Television Animation

Steven
Universe – 
Episode:
Jail Break – Cartoon
Network Studios

Wander
Over Yonder – 
Episode:
The Breakfast – Disney
Television Animation

#7
Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Bob’s
Burgers – 
Episode:
Can’t Buy Me Math – Twentieth
Century Fox Television Bento Box Ente rta inme nt

BoJack
Horseman – 
Episode:
Brand New Couch – The
Tornante Company

Moonbeam
City – 
Episode:
Quest for Aquatica – Titmouse,
Inc. / Comedy Central

The
Simpsons – 
Episode:
Halloween of Horror – Gracie
Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television

#8
Best Animated Feature-Independent

Boy
and the World – 
Filme
de Papel

Kahlil
Gibran’s The Prophet – 
Ventanarosa

The
Boy and the Beast – 
Studio
Chizu

When
Marnie Was There – 
Studio
Ghibli

#9
Best Student Film

Can
I Stay? – 
Ringling
College

Dodoba — YonHuiLee

ed – Taha
Neyestani

Life
Smartphone – 
Xie
Chenglin

Mother – Stephanie
Chiew

Nice
To Meeteor You – 
YizhouLi

Shift – Maria
Cecilia Puglesi

The
Casebook of Nips & Porkington – 
Melody
Wang

#10
Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Home DreamWorks
Animation

Hotel
Transylvania 2 
Sony
Pictures Animation

Inside
Out 
Pixar
Animation Studios

Minions Illumination
Entertainment

The
Good Dinosaur 
Pixar
Animation Studios

The
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 

Paramount Animation


The entire list of nominees in 31 categories is posted here

ASIFA-Hollywood is
the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting
the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today,
ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA,
supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its
membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid
Foundation, animated film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent
June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four
decades. For tickets and additional information on the Annie Awards, please
visit www.annieawards.org.

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