45th Annie Awards Nominations Announced!

The nominees for the upcoming 45th Annie Awards ceremony have been announced and you can see the full list of nominees by clicking here. Pixar’s Coco is in the lead with 13 nominations! A few of the interesting categories are as follows:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Boss Baby

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE-INDEPENDENT

In This Corner of the World
Loving Vincent
Napping Princess
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
The Breadwinner

BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT

Dear Basketball
Hedgehog’s Home
Negative Space
Scavengers
Son of Jaguar

BEST VOICE ACTING IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION

Nick Kroll (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie)
Anthony Gonzalez (Coco)
Saara Chaudry (The Breadwinner)
Laara Sadiq (The Breadwinner)
Zach Galifianakis (The LEGO Batman Movie)

What do you all think of the nominees? I’m really surprised that The LEGO Batman Movie didn’t get a nomination for Best Animated Feature whilst The Boss Baby did! Also, was Zach Galifianakis’ voicework as the Joker really THAT good to warrant a Best Voice Acting nomination? Glad to see The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, and Dear Basketball getting love though!

8 thoughts on “45th Annie Awards Nominations Announced!”

  1. I haven’t seen either of them yet, but I’m hoping that COCO and THE BREADWINNER win in their respective categories.

    I’m casting my lot on BREADWINNER because it presents a non-stereotypical look at the Middle East, of which the only other example I can think of is PERSEPOLIS; it doesn’t depict all Mideasterners as the war-hungry, terror-happy savages that the radicals in the region have painted us all as, nor is it steeped in the old romantic stereotypes typified in ALADDIN or other works based on “The Book of 1001 Nights.”

    For a bit more of my opinions on the matter of accurate portrayal of non-Western cultures in feature animation, check out my comment on this post from Rotoscopers: http://www.rotoscopers.com/2017/11/17/the-breadwinner-persepolis-and-the-power-of-animation/

  2. I am not surprised….the annies are set-up in a way that they favour Disney and DreamWorks (especially DreamWorks).

    I guess we have now a better idea which movie will be nominated alongside Coco for an academy award…I think it will be Loving Vincent (just for what the movie tried) and the Breadwinner for sure.

  3. Ugh I have so many issues with these nominations. Boss Baby and Despicable Me 3 get them off this list. No Silent Voice nom? 😠

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