The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 48th Annual Annie Awards. Kenji Iwaisawa’s ON-GAKU: Our Sound and Masaaki Yuasa’s Ride Your Wave anime films received nominations in the “Best Indie Feature” category. The other nominees in the category are A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Calamity Jane, and Wolfwalkers.
Ride Your Wave also received a nomination in the “Best Direction – Feature” category.
BNA: Brand New Animal (Yusuke Yoshigaki) was nominated for the “Best Character Design” category. Great Pretender (Hiro Kaburagi) was nominated for the “Best Direction – TV/Media” category. Earwig and the Witch (Goro Miyazaki) received nominations in both the “Best Storyboarding – Feature” and “Best Voice Acting” categories. The “Best Voice Acting” category specifically honored nominee Vanessa Marshall for her role as Bella Yaga.
The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be streamed live on April 16, 2021.