Disney films are the ones to beat at the 49th Annual Annie Awards, whose nominations were announced this morning. Walt Disney Animation Studios Raya and the last dragon and Encanto scored 10 and nine names respectively, followed by Pixar’s Luca with eight.
Sony and Netflix The Mitchells vs. the Machines also landed eight names and will compete for the award for best feature film with those titles Disney and Illumination’s Sing 2, which marked only one name.
Gkids distributes three of the four photos for Best Independent Feature: Beautiful, Pompo the cinephile and Fortune favors Lady Nikuko. They will fight against To flee, which is Denmark’s official entry for the International Feature Film Oscar, and Netflix The Summit of the Gods.
For the list of nominees in the 36 categories, click here.
“Despite everything or maybe because of what we and the world around us have been through for almost two years, we all want to get back to some kind of normalcy,” said Frank Gladstone, executive producer of the Annie Awards.
As for the best TV categories, Arcane, Bob’s Burgers, Love, Death + Robots, Star Wars: Visions and Tuca & Bertie are in the running for Best Television / Media – Mainstream. The Best TV / Media – Children category will be a race between Amphibia, Carmen Sandiego, Dug Days, Maya and the Three and We the People.
Up for Voice Acting – The stars are John Leguizamo and Stephanie Beatriz (both for Encanto), Jack Dylan Grazer (Luca), Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and the last dragon) and Abbi Jacobson (The Mitchells vs. the Machines).
The nominees for Voice Acting – TV / Media are Ella Purnell for Esoteric, Michael J. Woodard (Arlo the alligator boy), Parvesh Cheena (Centaurworld), Kimberly Brooks (DC Super Hero Girls) and Charlie Saxton (Troll Hunters: Rise of the Titans).
The trophies will be presented at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 26.
“2021 brought another increase in Annie Awards nominations, ASIFA memberships and ongoing sponsorships,” Gladstone added, “so we plan to return to Royce Hall at UCLA for an in-person event with all of them. the accompaniments. “