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Winners of the The 38th Annual Annie Awards Announced

Here's the full list of winners from the 38th annual Annie Awards. DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon sept the awards with 10 trophies including the award for Best Animated Feature, which is what I hoped would happen. That was my favorite animated movie of the year. 

Pixar / Disney Boycotted the awards because they feel that the International Animated Film Society voters favor DreamWorks even though UP won the Best Animated Feature award last year. As much as I love Pixar animation, just because they don't win an award doesn't mean it's the end of the world, and I don't see why they feel they need to boycott. Just because they are Pixar doesn't mean every movie they make has to win.

According to THR "two years ago, questions about the voting were raised when DWA's Kung Fu Panda swept the Annies feature categories, winning ten trophies and shutting out Pixar's Wall-E, which claimed the Oscar for best animated feature." So what? I wasn't a big fan of Wall-E either, members vote for their favorite animated films, and that's that, there's no reason to get upset about it, Pixar's Toy Story 3 will take home the Oscar anyway.

Click here for the full list of nominees.

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature – How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject – Day & Night – Pixar

Best Animated Television Commercial – Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios

Best Animated Television Production – Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Television Production for Children – SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon

Best Animated Video Game – Limbo – Playdead

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects in an Animated Production – Brett Miller “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Television Production – David Pate “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production – Gabe Hordos “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production – Ryan Page – Alice in Wonderland – Sony Pictures

Character Design in a Television Production – Ernie Gilbert “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Character Design in a Feature Production – Nico Marlet “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Television Production – Tim Johnson “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production – Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois “How To Train Your Dragon” DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production – Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nick Carr, Tuck Tucker “SpongeBob SquarePants” – Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production – John Powell “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Television Production – Richie Sacilioc “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Feature Production – Pierre Olivier Vincent “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production – Fred Gonzales “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Storyboarding in a Feature Production – Tom Owens “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Television Production – James Hong as Mr. Ping “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production – Jay Baruchel as Hiccup “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Writing in a Television Production – Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” – ShadowMachine

Writing in a Feature Production – William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders “How to Train Your Dragon”– DreamWorks Animation

JURIED AWARDS

Winsor McCay Award — Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening

June Foray — Ross Iwamoto

Ub Iwerks Award — Autodesk

Special Achievement — “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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