At one point during tonight’s Annie Awards ceremony, after Pixar had won its umpteenth award, SpongeBob voice actor Tom Kenny asked the audience, “When are we going to start calling these awards The Pixies?”
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Three French features and four shorts were nominated for César awards this year.
The Walt Disney Company has now won 16 consecutive animation awards at the VES Awards.
Takahata claims he’s “too busy at work” to become a member of the organization that hands out the Oscars.
“Prologue,” he says, “is the only thing so far in my career that I’ve ever been really been pleased with.”
Low-budget features and South American contenders are competing alongside Pixar this year.
On the live-action vfx side, Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the feature categories with seven nominations, while HBO’s Game of Thrones leads all projects with a total of nine nominations.
It is Pixar’s 7th Golden Globe win 10 years.
This year’s Sci-Tech Academy Awards remind us that technological innovation is a major part of animated filmmaking.