The Annie Awards, which honor excellence in animation in film, video, and television, were held last night, and Disney won many of its categories in TV, but got snubbed when it came to the movies.
Big Hero 6 was nominated for Best Animated Feature, and Outstanding Achievement Directing in an Animated Feature Production, but lost in both categories to Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. Last year, Disney won both categories on the strength of the blockbuster film, Disney’s Frozen. Big Hero 6 did walk away with one award, for Animated Effects in an Animated Production. Baymax would be proud.
Disney did much better with television, winning eight trophies overall. Five of them went to the Disney Channel’s “Disney Mickey Mouse” show, which had the second-most wins of any title.
The Walt Disney Family Museum also won the evening’s Special Achievement Award, which recognizes the unique and significant impact the winner has had on the art and industry of animation.
Here are all the Annie Awards that Disney won on January 31, 2015:
The Walt Disney Company brought home 11 awards at the 40th Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” was named best animated film of 2012 and earned three other awards. We’ll see if this is a harbinger of the Academy Awards later this month, but it’s definitely a good sign.
Other notable wins include “Paperma”n (watch here) for best animated short subject and “The Avengers” for best animated effects in a live action production. Although “Tron: Uprising” won’t be renewed, it won two awards.
The full list of winners from Disney’s camp is below the cut: