For those not riveted to the Grammies, another awards ceremony was going on slightly to the north. In Glendale:
Pixar's Cars was named best animated feature at the 34th annual Annie Awards, handed out Sunday at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California.
But ASIFA-Hollywood presented Flushed Away, from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Animations, with more trophies than any other film.
Flushed earned honors in five categories: Scott Cegielski took the prize for animated effects; Gabe Hordos, feature character animation; Pierre-Olivier Vincent, feature production design; Ian McKellen, feature voice acting for the character of Toad; and Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and Will Davies, feature writing. In addition, Flushed Away the Game, from D3 Publisher of America, was named best animated video game.
Our congratulations to all the winners, as well as the nominees. (More coverage here, from the East Coast...)