Pixar Honored with an Outstanding 20 Nominations for the 48th Annual Annie Awards

Pixar Animation Studios honored with a whopping 20 Annie Award nominations for Onward, Soul and Lamp Life.
Pixar Soul and Onward Nominated for Annie Awards

The nominations for the 48th Annual Annie Awards have been revealed with Pixar Animation Studios receiving a whopping 20 nominations across 14 categories for Onward, Soul, and the Disney+ short Lamp Life. The Annie Awards are presented to those who excel in the animation field and are voted upon by professionals of ASIFA Hollywood (International Animated Film Association). Unfortunately, there were no nominations for any Pixar SparkShort films, though Out and Burrow are on the Academy Award Animated Short List with the official nominees to be announced on March 15, 2021.

In addition, The June Foray Award, which is given to individuals in recognition of a significant and benevolent impact within the industry of animation will be awarded to animator and art director, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (Tonko House) for his work initiating the Totoro Forest Project as well as “Sketchtravel,” a sketchbook passed from one artist to another through 12 countries over more than 4 years, benefitting charities that the participating artists determine.

BEST FEATURE

  • Onward —Pixar Animation Studios
  • Soul — Pixar Animation Studios
  • The Croods: A New Age — DreamWorks Animation
  • The Willoughbys — Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Medi
  • Trolls World Tour — DreamWorks Animation

BEST FX FOR TV/MEDIA

  • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers. Episode: Sirocco Fire Explosion. DreamWorks Animation. Chris Browne, Brand Webb, Russell Richardson, Ardy Ala, Reggie Fourmyle
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Episode: Welcome to Jurassic World. DreamWorks Animation. Emad Khalili, Ivan Wang
  • Lamp Life — Episode: Lamp Life. Pixar Animation Studios. Greg Gladstone, Keith Daniel Klohn, Matthew Wong
  • Tales of Arcadia: Wizards. Episode: Killahead, Part Two. DreamWorks Animation. Greg Lev, Igor Lodeiro, Brandon Tyra, Cui Wei, Ma Xiao
  • Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy (Siege). Episode: Episode 6. Rooster Teeth Productions for Netflix. Masanori Sakakibara

BEST FX FOR FEATURE

  • Over the Moon. Netflix Pearl Studio. Ian Farnsworth, Brian Casper, Reinhold Rittinger, Zoran Stojanoski , Jennifer Lasrado
  • Soul — Pixar Animation Studios. Tolga Göktekin, Carl Kaphan, Hiroaki Narita, Enrique Vila, Kylie Wijsmuller
  • The Croods: A New Age. DreamWorks Animation. Amaury Aubel, Domin Lee, Alex Timchenko, Andrew Wheeler, Derek Cheun
  • Trolls World Tour. DreamWorks Animation. Zachary Glynn, Landon Gray, Youxi Woo, John Kosnik, Doug Rizeako
  • Wolfwalkers. Apple Original Films/Gkids. Kim Kelly, Leena Lecklin, Frédéric Plumey, Almu Redondo, Nicole Storck
Pixar Lamp Life Annie Award Nomination

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – TV/MEDIA

  • Alien Xmas – Netflix Presents Fairview Entertainment/Sonar Entertainment/Chiodo Bros. Productions. Kim Blanchette
  • BoJack Horseman – Episode: Good Damage.Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix. James Bowman
  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds – Episode: Vavilov. Starburns Industries. Dan MacKenzie
  • Hilda – Silvergate Media for Netflix. David Laliberté
  • Lamp Life – Episode: Lamp Life. Pixar Animation Studios. Lucas Fraga Pacheco

BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION – FEATURE

  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Shaun Chacko
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Michal Makarewicz
  • The Croods: A New Age – DreamWorks Animation. Rani Naamani
  • The Willoughbys – Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media. Andrés Bedate Marti
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart

 BEST CHARACTER DESIGN – FEATURE

  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Daniel López Muñoz
  • The Croods: A New Age – DreamWorks Animation. Joe Pitt
  • The Willoughbys – Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media. Craig Kellman
  • Trolls World Tour – DreamWorks Animation. Timothy Lamb
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Federico Pirovano

BEST DIRECTION – FEATURE

  • Calamity Jane – Maybe Movies. Rémi Chayé
  • Over the Moon – Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production/a Glen Keane Productions Presentation. Glen Keane
  • Ride Your Wave – Science SARU/Gkids. Masaaki Yuasa
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
Barley and Ian Dance with Wilden

BEST MUSIC – FEATURE

  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
  • Over the Moon – Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production/a Glen Keane Productions Presentation. Steven Price, Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
  • The Willoughbys – Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media. Mark Mothersbaugh, Alessia Cara, Jon Levine, Colton Fisher
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Bruno Coulais, Kíla 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE

  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Noah Klocek, Sharon Calahan, Huy Nguyen, Bert Berry, Paul Conrad
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Steve Pilcher, Albert Lozano, Paul Abadilla, Bryn Imagire
  • The Willoughbys – Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media. Kyle McQueen
  • Trolls World Tour – DreamWorks Animation. Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, Timothy Lamb
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. María Pareja, Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore

BEST STORYBOARDING – FEATURE

  • Earwig and the Witch – Studio Ghibli. Goro Miyazaki
  • Over the Moon – Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production/a Glen Keane Productions Presentation. Glen Keane
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Trevor Jimenez
  • The Croods: A New Age – DreamWorks Animation. Evon Freeman
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Guillaume Lorin

BEST VOICE ACTING – FEATURE

  • Earwig and the Witch – Studio Ghibli. Vanessa Marshall (Bella Yaga)
  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Tom Holland (Ian Lightfoot)
  • Over the Moon – Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production/a Glen Keane Productions Presentation. Robert G. Chiu (Chin)
  • The Croods: A New Age – DreamWorks Animation. Nicolas Cage (Grug)
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Eva Whittaker (Mebh Óg MacTíre)
Pixar Soul Annie Award Nomination

BEST WRITING – FEATURE

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Studiocanal and Aardman present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment An Aardman Production for Netflix. Mark Burton, Jon Brown
  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley, Keith Bunin
  • Over the Moon – Netflix Presents a Netflix/Pearl Studio Production/a Glen Keane Productions Presentation. Audrey Wells
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers
  • Wolfwalkers – Apple Original Films/Gkids. Will Collins

BEST EDITORIAL – TV/MEDIA

  • Cops and Robbers – Lawrence Bender Productions for Netflix. Brandon Terry, Ezra Dweck, Del Spiva
  • Hilda – Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox. Silvergate Media for Netflix. John McKinnon
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – Gilbert Films/Oh Good Productions for Netflix. Peter Ettinger, Michael Babcock
  • Lamp Life – Episode: Lamp Life. Pixar Animation Studios. Serena Warner
  • To: Gerard – DreamWorks Animation. James Ryan

BEST EDITORIAL – FEATURE

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Studiocanal and Aardman present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment An Aardman Production for Netflix. Sim Evan-Jones, ACE, Adrian Rhodes
  • Calamity Jane – Maybe Movies. Benjamin Massoubre
  • Onward – Pixar Animation Studios. Catherine Apple, Anna Wolitzky, Dave Suther
  • Soul – Pixar Animation Studios. Kevin Nolting, Gregory Amundson, Robert Grahamjones, Amera Rizk
  • The Willoughbys – Netflix Presents A Bron Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media. Fiona Toth, Ken Schretzmann, ACE

The 48th Annual Annie Awards will take place Friday, April 16, 2021, at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

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