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Feb 05 2018

Coco Rules Over the Annie Awards

by Nathaniel R

In one of the least shocking events of this awards season,Disney/Pixar'sCocoswept the Annie Awards this weekend,winning in every category in which it was nominated.2017 was widely seen as an underwhelming year for animated features but we should face facts:Cocowould have been a strong contender for Oscar gold in many other years,too.

The complete list of winners (Coco wasn't eligible ineverycategory) and a few more comments after the jump...

Feature-IndependentThe Breadwinner(Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions)

Special ProductionRevolting Rhymes
Short SubjectDear Basketball

Dear BasketballandRevolting Rhymesare 2 of the 5 films up forAPP亚博娱乐 .So perhaps this is a nail-biter for the gold between them?(Now watch something else entirely win the Oscar.Different voting bodies after all)

Television/Broadcast CommercialJune(Broad Reach Pictures/Chromosphere/Lyft)
Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool ChildrenOctonauts/ Episode: Operation Deep Freeze

Myhonorary nephewisveryobsessed with this show so chances are I might have seen this episode.

Television/Broadcast Production For ChildrenWe Bare Bears/ Episode: Panda's Art
General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast ProductionRick and Morty/ Episode: 303 -"Pickle Rick"

Student FilmPoles Apart(Director: Paloma Baeza;Producer: Ser En Low,All Student Crew)

This film isalso BAFTA nominated.

Animated Effects in an Animated ProductionCoco(Effects Artist: Shaun Galinak;Jason Johnston;Carl Kaphan;Effects Lead: Dave Hale;Keith Daniel Klohn)
Character Animation in a Television / Broadcast ProductionTrollhunters/ Episode: 205 – "Homecoming (Bruno Chiou,Yi-Fan Cho,Kevin Jong,and Chun-Jung Chu (Character: Blinky,Dictatious,Aaarrrgghh!!)

I believe I have told y'all of my deep love forTrollhuntersseveral times already.Watch it!If I though you would read it,we would review each episode.

Character Animation in a Feature ProductionCoco (Animator: John Chun Chiu Lee (Character: All characters)

Some of the categories have confusing or at least not well conveyed rules.For instance in this category two different animators enjoyed separate nominations forCocoboth as "all characters"so why wasn't the nomination conjoined?Allison Rutland lost while John Chun Chiu Lee won (both pictured above) but if they both really worked on "all characters"it seems a strange way to do things.But don't feel bad for Rutland as she's won this category before for her work onInside Out.

Our suspicion is that they both did not design "all characters"but were assigned different characters (isn't that the way these things work on big pictures?) and the Annies need to be more clear on credits.

Character Animation in a Live Action ProductionWar for the Planet of the Apes
Character Animation in a Video GameCuphead
Character Design in an Television / Broadcast ProductionSamurai Jack/ Episode: XCVI

Character Design in an Animated Feature ProductionCoco
Directing in a Feature ProductionCoco(Director: Lee Unkrich Pixar;Co-Director: Adrian Molina)

Directing in a Television / Broadcast ProductionDisney Mickey Mouse/ Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!
Music in a Television / Broadcast ProductionDisney Mickey Mouse/ Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!Composer: Christopher Willis

One of the only productions to win more than one Annie this year was this halloween episode.

Music in a Feature ProductionCoco(Composer: Michael Giacchino;Composer/Lyricist: Kristin Anderson-Lopez;Composer/Lyricist: Robert Lopez;Composer: Germaine Franco;Lyricist: Adrian Molina)
Production Design in a Television / Broadcast ProductionSamurai Jack/ Episode: XCIII (Production Design: Scott Wills)
Production Design in a Feature ProductionCoco(Production Design: Harley Jessup;Danielle Feinberg;Bryn Imagire;Nathaniel McLaughlin;Ernesto Nemesio;Tom Cardone;Arden Chan)
Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast ProductionDisney Mickey Mouse/ Episode: Bee Inspired (Storyboard Artist: Eddie Trigueros)
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature ProductionCoco(Storyboard Artist: Dean Kelly)

Another situation whereCocohad two separate nominees for the same prize and one lost while the other artist won.Coco's other storyboard artist nominee was Madeline Sharafian

Voice Acting in a Television / Broadcast ProductionTom Kenny asSpongeBob SquarePants

This is Tom Kenny's third Annie win (from six nominations) for voicing the yellow sponge.

Anthony Gonzalez and Benjamin Bratt talking about their work on COCO

Voice Acting in a Feature ProductionAnthony Gonzalez as "Miguel"inCoco

Thrilled to see this win for Anthony Gonzalez since Coco had such good voice acting.

Writing in a Television / Broadcast ProductionRick and Morty"/ Episode: 307 – "The Ricklantis Mixup"(Writer: Ryan Ridley;Dan Guterman)
Writing in a Feature ProductionCoco (Writer: Adrian Molina;Matthew Aldrich)
Editorial in a Television / Broadcast ProductionSamurai Jack"/ Episode: XCIII,XCIV,XCIX Paul Douglas
Editorial in a Feature ProductionCoco (Steve Bloom;Lee Unkrich;Greg Snyder;Tim Fox)

If you have 2 and a 1/2 hours to spare and are a huge Coco fan,here's the whole Annie Awards ceremony!

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Reader Comments (7)

Coco should have been a Best Picture nominee.

February 5,2018 | Unregistered Commenterken s

Fun faxt: Dear Basketball is executive produced by Kobe Bryant,meaning it's possible that "Kobe Bryant Has More Oscars Than ________"亚博主页could be the new meme next month.

February 5,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJakey

It's easy to imagine in an earlier year "Coco"nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound Mixing/Editing.Oscar seems to have cooled on Pixar recently,even when the studio is hitting it out of the park like this.

February 5,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

"Coco"like all great Pixar films had me crying at the end- a great film that should have been nominated for best picture- "Phantom Thread"are you kidding ?!

February 5,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Coco's production design was terrific,too.Its visuals wowed me,the score was memorable.Yeah,why didn't it have any best picture heat?

February 5,2018 | Unregistered CommenterCash

Coco should have been nominated.

I have seen 6 of the 9 films nominated and Coco is better than any of the 6.

February 6,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMarcelo - Brazil

It's good to see I'm not the only one who thinks that Coco deserved to be a Best Picture nominee.Now I'm wondering where all of these people were before the nominations were announced.

February 6,2018 | Unregistered CommenterConMan

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