Annie Award Nominations 2010

If this isn’t an indication to the quality of Pixar movies, I don’t know what is. Despite the fact that Disney-Pixar withdrew their films from consideration for the 2010 Animation Society Annie Awards, Toy Story 3 and Tangled still managed to be two of the top vote-getters in the current batch of nominations. Each film was nominated for Best Feature at this year’s ceremony, likely because of the fact that the list of competitors this year was rather thin. The remainder of the Awards were essentially swept by DreamWorks Animation with How to Train Your Dragon bringing in 15 nominations.

The omission of Pixar might be most egregious in the “Voice Acting” category with rather mediocre voice-acting performances like Cameron Diaz in Shrek Forever After or Jay Baruchel in How to Train Your Dragon got nominated while no performers in Toy Story 3 or Tangled got any attention. Ned Beatty turned in one of this year’s finest vocal performances as the memorable Lotso and Michael Keaton was hilarious as the effeminate Ken. Also, Donna Murphy should have definitely been in the conversation for her singing and voice-acting in Tangled.

It is unfortunate that this precursor has been deemed essentially meaningless because of the fact that Pixar and Disney films are not considered by voters as highly as other submissions that are actually in good standing. Based on these nominations I think it’s pretty safe to assume that How to Train Your Dragon will sweep the awards when winners are announced.

A few of the major category nominations are below. For the massive full list check out The Wire.

Annie Award Nominations 2010

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment
How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Tangled – Disney
The Illusionist – Django Films
Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Directing in a Feature Production
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist
Pierre Coffin, Despicable Me
Mamoru Hosoda, Summer Wars
Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon
Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3

Music in a Feature Production
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist
David Hirschfelder, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon
Harry Gregson Williams, Shrek Forever After
Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira, Despicable Me

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon
Gerard Butler as Stoick, How To Train Your Dragon
Steve Carrell as Gru,  Despicable Me
Cameron Diaz as Fiona, Shrek Forever After
Geoffrey Rush as Ezylryb, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Writing in a Feature Production
Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist
William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, How to Train Your Dragon
Dan Fogelman, Tangled
Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Megamind

[Source: The Wrap]

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  • Andrew R.

    The Annies are rigged towards Dreamworks. Fact.

  • Dann-E

    Dreamworks buys the entire ASIFA, the Annies are just a plot of ego of Katzenberg, he thinks when his movies won these awards they have a better chance in the oscars…. Look the case of Kung Fu Panda, swept annies in 2008 beating out Wall-e, and who won the Oscar?
    The Annies have no credibility, just an unknown award by many people

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