And the Winners Are…the 42nd Annual Annie Awards!


The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were presented Saturday, January 31, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  The awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the wide world of animation.

This year DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 was the big winner, taking home six awards, including Best for Dean DeBlois and the top honor of Best Feature.

The Complete Winners:

Best Feature
 | DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Feature Production
Dean DeBlois | , DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an /Broadcast Production
Aaron Springer | DISNEY , Disney Animation

Best General Audience /Broadcast Production
| Gracie in association with 20th Century Fox

Best /Broadcast Production For a Childrens Audience
| Disney Animation

Best /Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
| Amazon Studios

Writing in an Feature Production
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | , Warner Bros. Pictures

Writing in an /Broadcast Production
Darrick Bachman | DISNEY , Disney Animation

Voice Acting in an Feature Production
Sir Ben Kingsley | , Focus Features/Laika

Voice Acting in an /Broadcast Production
Bill Farmer, , Disney Animation

Best /Broadcast Commercial
| Aardman Animations

Best Special Production
| Voyager Pictures LLC

Production Design in an Feature Production
Paul Lasaine, Tom McClure, August Hall | , Focus Features/Laika

Production Design in an /Broadcast Production
Narina Sokolova | , Disney

Character Animation in an Feature Production
Fabio Lignini | , DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in an /Broadcast Production
Justin Nichols | WANDER OVER YONDER, Disney Animation

Character Animation in a Video Game
Mike Mennillo | , Ubisoft

Character Animation in a Live Production
Daniel Barrett, Paul Story, Eteuati Tema, Alessandro Bonora, Dejan Momcilovic | , Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Weta Digital

Best Short Subject
| Walt Disney Animation Studios

Effects in a Live Production
Steve Avoujageli, Atsushi Ikarashi, Pawel Grochola, Paul Waggoner, Viktor Lundqvist| , Sony Pictures Imageworks

Effects in an Production
Michael Kaschalk, Peter DeMund, David Hutchins, Henrik Falt, John Kosnik | , Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in an Feature Production
John Powell, Jónsi | , DreamWorks Animation

Music in an /Broadcast Production
Christopher Willis | DISNEY , Disney Animation

Character Design in an Feature Production
Paul Sullivan, Sandra Equihua, Jorge R. Gutierrez | , Reel FX

Character Design in an /Broadcast Production
Benjamin Balistreri | WANDER OF YONDER, Disney Animation

Best Video Game
 | Ubisoft

Editorial in an Feature Production
John K. Carr | ,DreamWorks Animation

Editorial in an /Broadcast Production
Illya Owens | DISNEY , Disney Animation

Storyboarding in an Feature Production
Truong “Tron” Son Mai | , DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in an /Broadcast Production
Joaquim Dos Santos | : VENOM OF THE RED LOTUS, Animation Studio

Best Student Film
Jason Rayner| , Savannah College of Art and Design

Winsor McCay Award
Didier Brunner
Lee Mendelson
Don Lusk

June Foray Award
Charles Solomon

Ub Iwerks Award
DreamWorks Animation’s Apollo Software

Special Achievement Award
The Walt Disney Family Museum


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