Wreck-It Ralph was the King (Candy) at last night’s Annie Awards, beating out Brave and ParaNorman for Best Animated Feature. It was nominated alongside Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and The Rabbi’s Cat too, but honestly, did any of those have a chance? Actually, speaking realistically ParaNorman was a long shot as well, but I really (really really really… ) wanted it to win and may have deluded myself as to its chances a little.
Ralph walked away with five awards total at the Annies, which honors the year’s best achievements in animation. In addition to Best Animated Feature, it won Best Directing, Music, Voice Acting (for Alan Tudyk as King Candy, yaaaay!), and Writing. Disney also won Best Animated Short Subject for Paperman, which—judging by the comments when we posted it—isn’t all that loved by our readers.
A Pixar short didn’t get nominated this year, as the most recent one, La Luna, was eligible for last year’s Annies… even though Brave, which it played with, got its nominations this year. Just go with it.
ParaNorman did win two awards, for Character Animation and Character Design, as did Brave, for Production Design and Editing. In my mind the Annies created a special award for Best Hair and gave that to Brave, too. (Again with the self-delusion, Rebecca.)
Somehow (sorcery?!) Rise of the Guardians managed to beat out ParaNorman for Best Animated Effects, which, what the heck, Annies? Were you not paying attention during the final scene between Norman and Ghost!Aggie? The effects in Rise of the Guardians were good, but… OK, OK, I’m going to stop, I’m just riling myself up.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Justice League: Doom were beaten by Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem for Best Animated Special Production, but DC got some Annie love (kiiiiinda) when Robot Chicken‘s “DC Comics Special” episode won in the General Audience Animated Television Production category. Marvel got an award of its own, winning Best Animated Effects in a Live Action Production for The Avengers.
(via: The Wrap)