Three Anime Films Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 47th Annual Annie Awards. Trigger and XFlag’s Promare, DLE and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn, and Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime films received nominations in the Best Animated Independent Feature category. The other nominees in the category are Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles and I Lost My Body.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the Best Animated Independent Feature award for the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.”

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on January 25, 2020.

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Mirai Wins the Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners for its 46th Annual Annie Awards on February 2, 2019, and Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai anime film won the Best Animated Independent Feature category. Hosoda himself was in attendance and accepted the award. He explained how his own children inspired the story for the film in his acceptance speech.

Other films nominated in the category were Studio 4°C and Ankama’s MFKZ (Mutafukaz), Ce Magnifique Gâteau !, Ruben Brandt, Collector, and Tito and the Birds.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the Best Animated Independent Feature award for the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.”

Mirai also received a nomination in the “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production” category, but Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman won the award for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation.

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Two Anime Films Nominated for the Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 46th Annual Annie Awards. Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai anime film and Studio 4°C and Ankama’s MFKZ (Mutafukaz) film received nominations in the Best Animated Independent Feature category. The other nominees are Ce Magnifique Gâteau !, Ruben Brandt, Collector, and Tito and the Birds.

Mirai also received a nomination in the category for “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production.” Other nominees include Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 2, 2019.

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In This Corner Of The World, Napping Princess, and Mary and the Witch’s Flower Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 45th Annual Annie Awards. Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World and Kenji Kamiyama’s Napping Princess both received nominations in the Best Animated Feature-Independent category. The other nominees are Loving Vincent, The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, and The Breadwinner.

Studio Ponoc’s Mary and The Witch’s Flower also received nominations in the “Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production” and “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production” categories. The production designers up for the award include Tomotaka Kubo, Tomoya Imai, and Satoko Nakamura. The original scriptwriters Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Riko Sakaguchi as well as the adapted script writers David Freedman and Lynda Freedman are listed for the writing award.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the Best Animated Feature-Independent award for the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.”

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 3, 2018.

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Three Anime Films Nominated for the Annie Awards

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.

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Isao Takahata to Receive Annie Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Variety has announced that Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata will receive the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement at the 43rd Annie Awards on February 6, 2016. Takahata will receive the award alongside Phil Roman and the late Joe Ranft.

Takahata had a long career directing such classics as Little Norse Prince Valiant (Taiyō no Ōji – Hols no Daibōken), Alps no Shōjo Heidi, and Anne of Green Gables before he co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki. He went on to create the feature films Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and My Neighbors the Yamadas.

Takahata recently declined an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to a source connected to the matter, Takahata cited “being too busy at work” as the reason for his refusal.

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When Marnie Was There and The Boy and The Beast Are Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, have announced the nominees for its 43rd annual Annie Awards. Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There and Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and The Beast received nominations in a new category: Best Animated Feature-Independent.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the category in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.” The other nominees include Filme de Papel’s Boy and the World and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

In addition When Marnie Was There‘s Hiromasa Yonebayashi was nominated for Outstanding Achievement awards in the writer and director categories.

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on February 6, 2016.

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Nominated for Three Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society has announced its nominees for its 42nd Annual Annie Awards.

Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya received three nominations:

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Isao Takahata is up for “Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production”
  • Joe Hisaishi is up for “Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall on January 31, 2015.

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Katsuhiro Otomo Appearing at the Annie Awards

Anime News Network is reporting that anime director Katsuhiro Otomo will be appearing in person at the 41st Annual Annie Awards on February 1, 2014 to receive the Winsor McCay Award.

The award is “given to individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, technical work, music, professional teaching, and for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation.”

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A Letter to Momo and The Wind Rises Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards.

A Letter to Momo and The Wind Rises have both been nominated in the Best Animated Feature category; these films will be competing against Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen, Monsters University, and The Croods.

Kitaro Kousaka has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production” for his work on The Wind Rises. Miyazaki has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production” for The Wind Rises.

Additionally, Katsuhiro Otomo is being awarded thw Winsor McCay Award alongside Steven Spielberg and Phil Tippett. This award is “given to individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, technical work, music, professional teaching, and for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation.”

The awards will be presented at UCLA in Los Angeles on February 1, 2014.

Source: ANN