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Nominations for the 2020 Annie Awards announced today – celebrating animation in all forms

With the end of the year quickly approaching, nominations for various awards have already started to be announced.

Today, the 47th Annie Awards announced their nominations for the 2020 ceremony. The Annie Awards celebrate animation in all it’s forms including standard animation for TV, movies, commercials, video games, and more as well as special effects awards.

The ceremony will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles.

As usual Disney (and their various divisions) got quite a few nominations for both FROZEN 2 and TOY STORY 4, as well special FX ones for AVENGERS: END GAME. Disney wasn’t the only studio to get multiple nomations, as Laika also got a few for MISSING LINK, and DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD also saw multiple nominations come their way.

There are 32 different categories (see the full list here) so we will highlight a few of them.

Best Feature

  • Frozen 2 Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World DreamWorks Animation
  • Klaus Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine
  • Missing Link LAIKA, LLC
  • Toy Story 4 Pixar Animation Studios

Best Indie Feature

  • Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles Sygnatia, Glow, Submarine, Hampa Animation Studio
  • I Lost My Body Xilam for Netflix
  • Okko’s Inn Madhouse
  • Promare TRIGGER, XFLAG
  • Weathering With You Toho Co., LTD. / STORY Inc. / CoMix Wave Films

Best Commercial

  • Dove Self-Esteem Project x Steven Universe: “Social Media” Cartoon Network / Dove / Chromosphere
  • Fortnite Season 7 Launch Spot Epic Games / Screen Novelties / iam8bit
  • The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster Nexus Studios

Best TV/Media – Preschool

  • Ask the Storybots JibJab Bros. Studios for Netflix
  • Elena of Avalor Disney Television Animation
  • Let’s Go Luna! Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group
  • Norman Picklestripes Factory
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group

Best TV/Media – Children

  • Disney Mickey Mouse Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel
  • Niko and the Sword of Light Titmouse, Amazon Studios
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below DreamWorks Animation
  • The Tom and Jerry Show Warner Bros. Animation

Best TV/Media – General Audience

  • Big Mouth Netflix
  • BoJack Horseman Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Harley Quinn Warner Bros. Animation
  • Tuca & Bertie Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Undone Tornante Company and Amazon Studios

Best FX for TV/Media

  • How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming DreamWorks AnimationNominees: Manuel Reyes Halaby, Cristiana Covone, Koya Masubuchi, Jean Claude Nouchy, Dustin Henning
  • Love, Death & Robots Blur for NetflixNominees: Viktor Németh, Szabolcs Illés, Ádám Sipos , Vladimir Zhovna
  • My Moon Eusong Lee, Co-produced with ChromosphereNominees: Stéphane Coëdel, Natan Moura
  • Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Lucasfilm, Titmouse, Inc.Nominees: Araiza Tokumasu Naoki
  • Tales of Arcadia: 3Below DreamWorks AnimationNominees: Greg Lev, Igor Lodeiro, Chen Ling, Brandon Tyra

Best FX for Feature

  • Abominable DreamWorks AnimationNominees: Amaury Aubel, James Jackson, Domin Lee, Michael Losure, Alex Timchenko
  • Frozen 2 Walt Disney Animation StudiosNominees: Benjamin Fiske, Alex Moaveni, Jesse Erickson, Dimitre Berberov, Kee Nam Suong
  • Missing Link Laura E GrossNominees: Eric Wachtman, David Horsley, Peter Stuart, Timur Khodzhaev, Joe Strasser
  • Toy Story 4 Pixar Animation StudiosNominees: Alexis Angelidis, Amit Ganapati Baadkar, Greg Gladstone, Kylie Wijsmuller, Matthew Kiyoshi Wong
  • Weathering With You GKIDSNominees: Hidetsugu Ito, Yuko Nakajima, Jumi Lee, Ryosuke Tsuda

Who do you think will win the major awards from the nominees? Let us know on social media, or leave a comment below!

Dan Berry
Dan Berry
Dan Berry is a man of mystery, an enigma that flits from convention to convention like a spectre, like a spirit. His interests range far and wide: he cannot be determined, he cannot be defined, he cannot be contained. He's like the wind. He also is a Sagittarius and enjoys a nice Italian.

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