February 2nd, 2019 is the biggest night in animation as it marks the 46th Annie Award ceremony. The nominations for the big animation industry awards, hosted by The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, were just announced and on the list are the year’s very best in the field of animation.
“From over 1,600 submissions, our committees have made a great selection of nominees this year. A wide choice of animation techniques, a broad selection of subjects, increasingly creative designs and an encompassing representation of films from other countries and various points of view is going to make this year’s Annie Awards an ever more diversified event,” said ASIFA-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. “Membership voting begins January 1. Looking at the slate of nominees, I think this year’s decisions will be extraordinary.”
The Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Feature-Independent, Special Productions, Commercials, Short Subjects, Student Films and Outstanding Individual Achievements, as well as the honorary Juried Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Early Man (Aardman Animations), Incredibles 2 (Pixar Animation Studios), Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Indian Paintbrush/American Empirical Pictures), Ralph Breaks The Internet (Walt Disney Animation Studios) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Animation). The late entry Spider-Man movie from Sony Pictures is shaping up to be a top contender.
Between Disney Animation, Pixar animation studios and it’s other subsidiaries, The Walt Disney Company, picked up a total of 42 nominations. Pixar’s Incredibles 2 was nominated for 11 different awards, the most of any film, and Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet squeaks in to a close second with 10 nods. Checkout all the nominations on the Annie Awards website.