Saturday, February 06, 2010

One More Non-Surprise

Was anybody surprised by this?

Pixar Animation Studio's "Up" was named best animated feature at the 37th annual Annie (animation) Awards, Saturday at UCLA's Royce Hall ...

Other big Annie winners were "Coraline" and "The Princess and the Frog," with three awards each ....

So here's how the Academy Awards will go:

Best Picture: Any of the live-action entries. (Or possibly the animation hybrid known as Avatar.)

Best Animated Feature: Up.

And fans of Wes Anderson will express shock and dismay.


Anonymous said...

YAY for Up. The best animated film and the best film of 2009!

The Annie Awards show were their usual bland self. As usual, the best part was seeing everyone in one setting. The show gets less and less personal, and more and more bland. You'd think with a room full of such creative people that the annies would be a more joyous and creative show. Instead, it seems to get more and more like every other boring awards show out there.

Anonymous said...

Disagree with me all you want, but Mr. Fox should have won.

Anonymous said...

The Animated Feature and Shorts awards were voted on by all the ASIFA Hollywood members who went online to watch the clips and vote.
You can bet most of those really did watch all the nominees as we all got screeners of them.

So there's no "should have won"s, just who was chosen from the nominees. And I hate to bring it up again but really it is a mark of respect and acknowledgement to be nominated, you know.

I loved Mr. Fox-and Cloudy and Ponyo, too but I voted for "Up" as I felt it was the most deserving film of the noms if I had to choose.

It should be mentioned that "Coraline" shone in receiving well-deserved awards for music, production design and character design.

The show itself was terrific. The clips put together for all the nominees and honorees were especially well done. Shatner was great and the speeches from the winners were wonderfully heartfelt.

But that party area was madness! Overcrowded just a bit, wouldn't you say? That's popularity for you.

Floyd Norman said...

There's nothing entertaining about handing out awards. The so called big shows have the added advantage of celebrities, so it simply appears to be more entertaining.

It's tough job in any case, and having been involved on award shows, it's a daunting task. I think the Annies do a pretty darn good job with their limited resources.

Of course, even the big names are happy to take an animation paycheck, but most never even show up at these events.

Jeff Massie said...

Can't believe I'm the first to congratulate Tom Sito on his June Foray Award.

Congratulations Tom!

rufus said...

Yay for "Up" on winning "Best cure for Insomnia" award.


Anonymous said...

Actually that is surprising that Up won, given that animators are typically the ones who vote on the ANNIE awards and I thought animators hated anything Pixar makes?

I remember the joy on this board when KFP beat Wall-E out as the best animated film last year. That made sense. I would have bet on Fantastic Mr. Fox taking most of the votes.

I'm shocked.

Anonymous said...

up sucked, Cloudy was awesome! Cloudy should have won.

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