Annie Awards

The 2012 Annie Award nominations have officially been released. The Annie’s award the very best animated films each year. The Annie Award nominations match 79% to the Oscar nominees for Animation and the Oscar winner for animation has always been nominated for the Annie Award. It is extremely likely that the one of the 8 films below will win the Oscar. Below are some of the 2012 Annie nominations:

Best Animated Feature
• Brave – Pixar Animation Studios
• Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios
• Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation
• ParaNorman – Focus Features
• Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorksAnimation
• The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations
• The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS
• Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing – Animated Feature
• Genndy Tartakovsky – Hotel Transylvania
• Johan Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux – The Rabbi’s Cat
• Remi Bezancon & Jean-Christophe Lie – Zarafa
• Rick Moore – Wreck-It Ralph
• Sam Fell & Chris Butler – ParaNorman

Music – Animated Feature
• Alexandre Desplat – Rise of the Guardians
• Bruce Retief – Adventures in Zambezia
• Henry Jackman – Wreck-It Ralph
• Joel McNeely, Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda – Secret of the Wings
• John Powell, Adam Schlesinger, Ester Dean – Ice Age: Continental Drift
• John Powell, Cinco Paul – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
• Mark Mothersbaugh – Hotel Transylvania
• Patrick Doyle, Mark Andrews & Alex Mandel – Brave

Writing – Animated Feature
• Chris Butler – ParaNorman
• Gideon Defoe – The Pirates! Band of Misfits
• Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Karey Kirkpatrick – From Up on Poppy Hill
• John August – Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios
• Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman & Irene Mecchi – Brave
• Phil Johnston & Jennifer Lee – Wreck-It Ralph

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