The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 44th Annual Annie Awards. Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai, Michael Dudok de Wit and Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle, and Makoto Shinkai’s your name. were nominated in the Best Animated Feature – Independent category. The other two nominees for the category are Long Way North and My Life As A Zucchini. Shinkai and de Wit were also both nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production for their respective films.
Director Mamoru Oshii will receive the Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation.
The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 4, 2017.