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‘Coco’ Sweeps Annie Awards

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The Annies have spoken. Pixar’s latest critical darling Coco swept the 45th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 3rd with eleven wins including Best Animated Feature, Directing (Lee Unkrich and Co-Director Adrian Molina), and Writing (Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich). Armed with thirteen nominations, the film’s only “losses” were in the Character Animation and Storyboarding categories because of multiple nominations.

Miguel and Co. now have their sights set on Oscar gold as Coco is heavily favored as the animated film to beat at the upcoming 90th Academy Awards on March 4th. See the full list of winners below:

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Best Animated Feature — Independent
The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions)

Best Animated Special Production
Revolting Rhymes (Magic Light Pictures)

Best Animated Short Subject
Dear Basketball (Glen Keane Productions, Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group)

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial
June (Broad Reach Pictures/Chromosphere/Lyft)

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
Octonauts, “Operation Deep Freeze” (Vampire Squid Productions Limited/Brown Bag Films)

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children
We Bare Bears, “Panda’s Art” (Cartoon Network Animation Studios)

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Rick and Morty, “Pickle Rick” (Williams Street Productions)

Best Student Film
Poles Apart (Paloma Baeza; students: director: Paloma Baeza, producer: Ser En Low, all student crew)

Individual Achievement Categories

Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Trollhunters, “Homecoming” (DreamWorks Animation Television)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production
War for the Planet of the Apes (Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, 20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game
Cuphead (StudioMDHR)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Samurai Jack, “XCVI” (Adult Swim)

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

Disney Mickey Mouse, “The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!” (Walt Disney Television Animation)

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)
Director: Lee Unkrich, Co-Director: Adrian Molina

Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Disney Mickey Mouse, “The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!” (Walt Disney Television Animation)
Composer: Christopher Willis

Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)
Composer: Michael Giacchino
Composer/Lyricist: Kristin Anderson-Lopez
Composer/Lyricist: Robert Lopez
Composer: Germaine Franco
Lyricist: Adrian Molina

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Samurai Jack, “XCIII” (Adult Swim)

Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Disney Mickey Mouse, “Bee Inspired” (Walt Disney Television Animation)

Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
Voice Actor: Tom Kenny
Character: SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)
Cast: Anthony Gonzalez
Character: Miguel

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Rick And Morty, “The Ricklantis Mixup” (Williams Street Productions)
Writer: Ryan Ridley
Writer: Dan Guterman

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)
Writer: Adrian Molina
Writer: Matthew Aldrich

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Samurai Jack, “XCIII, XCIV, XCIX” (Adult Swim)

Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)

Via EW.com.

What do you think of the winners this year? Sound off in the comments below!

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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  • Lauren Rodriguez

    Hola! I’m glad Cocoa won! It deserves it as does Anthony for his outstanding and amazing work! The one thing I’m highly disappointed about is that Elena wasn’t nominated this year! She should have been. Her show had just as much right to be nominated as any of them that did make it. Here’s hoping for next year.

  • Manuel Orozco

    Happy Coco won some awards. But Tangled the Series should have taken home one honor!

    • Amber Dvorak

      True, that’s disappointing. 😕

      • Manuel Orozco

        Always next year

  • Sebastian

    Kinda dissapointed that John Powell’s Ferdinand score wasn’t given a reward. I love that score, sounds very much like you’re in Spain.

    • Manuel Orozco

      How’s Ferdinand in terms of a movie overall?

      • Sebastian

        As a film in whole it’s enjoyable feel good movie, it’s not a masterpiece.
        However there are particularly two very impactful acts portrayed in the film. The first act is HTTYD good, and ends at the flower festival. The third act also respectfully addresses the moral of the book in a genuine but powerful execution. So when I find people saying it’s not staying true to the book I rub my head in confusion. It’s still respecting the source material despite the troubled 2nd act.

        The thing that brings the film down is the 2nd act that still has some very good parts too but is mostly damaged by filler comedy. But those two acts I mentioned are extremely beautiful and really brought my respects for Blue Sky as a studio. In the first 5 minutes we have a very rare portrayal of a little boy character that stands up for himself from bullying and yet remains the loveable bull. It was very powerful for me and I respect them for making such a powerful portrayal of a little boy not wanting to be tough. Ferdinand is a very troubled but beautiful film for me.

        • Manuel Orozco

          Just wondering and I’ve been wanting to see I see it

  • SO HAPPY FOR COCO!!! ^.^

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  • Amber Dvorak

    Honestly, Coco didn’t have a whole lot of competition this year. That being said, I still think it’s very deserving of these honors, I just worry that they might mean less because of the lack of competition.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Well I wanted Cars 3 to win the big honor since it was a better Pixar movie. Coco regardless was beautiful. Proving that the past year Pixar has given us a rare combination in an animated feature. Colorful animation poignant story and whimsical comic relief.

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  • I’m happy for Coco, although this wasn’t a surprise in any
    way as the mainstream competition was rather weak.

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