January 31, 2009

WALL-E Gets Shut Out At The Animation Awards!

Shocking stuff, and here's Variety's take on the matter:
“Kung Fu Panda” kicked considerable butt at the 36th annual Annie Awards on Friday night, shutting out the competition to win every feature-related category the international animation society ASIFA offers — and then some, earning additional kudos for its videogame and “Secrets of the Furious Five” short film tie-ins.
Fifteen-category victory marks a coup for DreamWorks Animation, which hasn’t seen one of its CG features take the Annies’ top prize since 2002 (though they did share the stage with Aardman three years back for stop-motion “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”), especially since the show has correctly forecast the Academy’s taste all but once since the Oscars introduced its feature animation category.
“Kung Fu Panda’s” fellow Oscar nominees, “Wall-E” and “Bolt,” went home empty-handed, but the evening was not without suspense, even as the pattern emerged: In some cases, “Panda” contributors faced off againsts one another in such categories as character animation and production design, and Dustin Hoffman beat co-stars James Hong and and Ian McShane for his voice acting contributions to the animated martial arts comedy.
Favorites emerged in the smallscreen categories as well, with “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II” snagging three awards, “Avatar” taking two and “Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs” earning the org’s home entertainment trophy.
The group spread the love among shorts, favoriting Aardman’s latest Wallace and Gromit short, “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” for its main prize, while celebrating individual contributions associated with Disney-produced “Glago’s Ghost” and DreamWorks’ “Secrets of the Furious Five.”
PRODUCTION
Animated Feature“Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Animated Home Entertainment Production“Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs,” The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Animated Short Subject“Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death,” Aardman Animations Ltd.
Animated Television CommercialUnited Airlines “Heart,” Duck Studios
Animated Television Production “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,” ShadowMachine
Animated Television Production Produced for Children“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” Nickelodeon
Animated Video Game“Kung Fu Panda,” Activision
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Animated EffectsLi-Ming Lawrence Lee “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Feature ProductionJames Baxter “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Television Production or Short FormPierre Perifel “Secrets of the Furious Five,” DreamWorks Animation
Character Design in an Animated Feature ProductionNico Marlet, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short FormNico Marlet, “Secrets of the Furious Five,” DreamWorks Animation
Directing in an Animated Feature ProductionJohn Stevenson & Mark Osborne, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short FormJoaquim Dos Santos, “Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin’s Comet Pt. 3,” Nickelodeon
Music in an Animated Feature ProductionHans Zimmer & John Powell, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Music in an Animated Television Production or Short FormHenry Jackman, Hans Zimmer & John Powell, “Secrets of the Furious Five,” DreamWorks Animation
Production Design in an Animated Feature ProductionTang Heng, “Kung Fu Panda” – DreamWorks Animation
Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short FormTang Heng, “Secrets of the Furious Five,” DreamWorks Animation
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature ProductionJen Yuh Nelson, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production or Short FormChris Williams, “Glago’s Guest,” Walt Disney Animation Studios
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionDustin Hoffman, Voice of Shifu, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production or Short FormAhmed Best, Voice of Jar Jar Binks, “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,” ShadowMachine
Writing in an Animated Feature ProductionJonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, “Kung Fu Panda,” DreamWorks Animation
Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short FormTom Root, Douglas Goldstein, Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Dan Milano, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick, Zeb Wells, Breckin Meyer, “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II,” ShadowMachine
-While I doubt this means anything for the Oscars, it still is annoying to see...thoughts?

4 comments:

  1. that's retarded...no way is the Panda better than the robot

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  2. well at least slumdog won nothing

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  3. This is an outrage!

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