2012 Annie Awards Avoid Controversy by Nominating Everybody

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Despite a misfire with this year’s Cars 2, Pixar is still the most respected animation studio in the current movie industry. So when they boycotted the Annie Awards two years ago due to the group’s disagreeable practices it raised a lot of eyebrows and made it very difficult to take their annual awards seriously. Last year they did not given their top prize to Toy Story 3 while every other group was heaping those masterpieces with accolades. The Pixar boycott has ended and the International Animated Film Society has included Cars 2 in this year’s list of nominations for Best Animated Film.

They have even taken it one step further by expanding their nominees to 10 in almost every category, assuring that many more contenders can be considered for recognition. DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2 actually lead the charge with 12 nominations. Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin made it into the running for Best Animated Feature, showing the group’s willingness to embrace the motion capture technology and presumed frontrunner Rango made it into numerous categories. The most notable omission is Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, which missed Best Feature despite 8 total nominations, and Happy Feet 2, which was completely shut out from the awards.

Below is a list of a few select awards from the group. For the full list, please visit The Wrap.

Annie Award Nominations 2011

Best Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Arrugas (Wrinkles)
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango
Rio
The Adventures of Tintin

Best Animated Short Subject
Adam and Dog
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
La Luna
(Notes on) Biology
Paths of Hate
Sunday
The Ballad of Nessie
The Girl and the Fox
Wild Life

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  • Not Harrison Ford

    Everybody except Winnie the Pooh a great movie that nobody saw and no awards will be given too. :(

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