Disney-Pixar’s Coco leads all projects with 13 nominations at the 45th annual ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards.

The dominance of a Walt Disney Company animated film is reminiscent of the last two years when Inside Out and Zootopia led the pack respectively.

Among its various divisions, the Walt Disney Company also leads all animation-producing companies with 33 nominations. Dreamworks Animation was the second-most honored studio with 22 nominations.

On the tv side, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Dreamworks’ Trollhunters lead the way with six nominations apiece, followed by Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack which came up with four nominations.

Besides Coco, the other nominees in the animated feature category are Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, and The Boss Baby.

The Annies introduced a new category in 2015 for independent features that screen in less than 1,000 theaters, and the nominees in that category are In This Corner of the World, Loving Vincent, Napping Princess, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, and The Breadwinner. The latter film was the second-most nominated feature with 10 nominations.

The complete list of nominees is below:


Best Animated Feature

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
DreamWorks Animation
  • Cars 3

Pixar Animation Studios
  • Coco
Pixar Animation Studios
  • Despicable Me 3

  • The Boss Baby
DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Feature-Independent

  • In This Corner of the World

Taro Maki, GENCO, Inc. and Masao Maruyama, MAPPA Co., Ltd
  • Loving Vincent

BreakThru Films, Production Company Trademark Films, Co-Production Company
  • Napping Princess
Nippon TV
  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
  • The Breadwinner
Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions

Best Animated Special Production

  • Imaginary Friend Society Feeling Sad
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems
Tonko House, Inc.
  • Revolting Rhymes
Magic Light Pictures
  • Tangled Before Ever After
Walt Disney Television Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Dear Basketball
Glen Keane Productions, Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group
  • Hedgehog’s Home
National Film Board of Canada, Bonobostudio
  • Negative Space
IKKI Films/Manuel Cam Studio
  • Scavengers
Titmouse, Inc./Adult Swim
  • Son of Jaguar
Google Spotlight Stories, Reel FX

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

  • Biscotti. Una storia buona
  • June
Broad Reach Pictures/Chromosphere/Lyft
  • League of Legends ‘Legends Never Die’
Passion Animation Studios
  • Please the Cheese
  • Sainsbury’s ‘The Greatest Gift’
Passion Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children

  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers / Episode: Goofy Gas!
Walt Disney Television Animation
  • Octonauts / Episode: Operation Deep Freeze
Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company, in association with Brown Bag Films
  • Peg + Cat, The Mariachi Problem / Episode: 220B, The Mariachi Problem

    The Fred Rogers Company/100 Chickens Productions
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show / Episode: HaHaHigher / The Waiting Game

    Amazon Studios
  • Through the Woods / Episode: A Snowy Morning
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Fred Rogers Company, PIP Animation Services

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

  • Buddy Thunderstruck / Episode: To Protect and Swerve / Robo Truck of the Future

Stoopid Buddy and American Greetings for Netflix
  • Lost in Oz / Episode: The Pearl of Pingaree

Amazon Studios
  • Niko and the Sword of Light / Episode: From the Cliffs of Catastrophe to the Pools of Destiny

    Amazon Studios
  • Tangled: The Series / Episode: Queen for a Day

Walt Disney Television Animation
  • We Bare Bears / Episode: Panda’s Art

Cartoon Network Animation Studios

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

  • Big Mouth / Episode: Am I Gay?

  • BoJack Horseman / Episode: Stupid Piece of Sh*t

    Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix
  • Rick and Morty / Episode: 303 -Pickle Rick
Williams Street Productions
  • Robot Chicken / Episode: Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition

    Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
  • Samurai Jack / Episode: XCIII

    Adult Swim

Best Student Film

  • Cradle
Devon Manney
  • Elsewhere
Junyi Xiao
  • Good Night, Everybuds!
Director: Benedikt Hummel, Sound Design & Mix: Lena Beck, Music: Andreas Pfeiffer, Producer: Stefan Michel
  • Once a hero
Xia Li
  • Poles Apart
Director: Paloma Baeza; Producer: Ser En Low, All Student Crew

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
VFX Supervisor: Thrain Shadbolt Sr.; Richard Baneham; Compositing Supervisor: Sam Cole; CG Supervisor: Pavani Rao Boddapati; Daniele Tosti
  • Cars 3
Development & Effects Artist: Amit Baadkar; Effects Lead: Greg Gladstone; Stephen Marshall; Tim Speltz; Effects Supervisor: Jon Reisch
  • Coco
Effects Artist: Shaun Galinak; Jason Johnston; Carl Kaphan; Effects Lead: Dave Hale; Keith Daniel Klohn
  • Despicable Me 3
Computer Graphics Supervisor: Bruno Chauffard; Frank Baradat; Lighting & Compositing Supervisor: Nicolas Brack; Effects Supervisor: Milo Riccarand
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Head of Effects: Christopher Hendryx; Effects Animator: Dan Lund; Mike Navarro; Hiroaki Narita; Steven Chitwood

Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • DreamWorks Trolls Holiday
Character Animator: Kevan Shorey (Character: All Characters)
  • DreamWorks Trolls Holiday
Lead Animator: Ben Willis (Character: All Characters)
  • DreamWorks Trolls Holiday
Character Animator: Onur Yeldan (Character: All Characters)
  • Trollhunters / Episode: 205 – Homecoming
Character Animator: Bruno Chiou; Yi-Fan Cho (Character: Blinky, Dictatious, Aaarrrgghh!!); Lead Animator: Kevin Jong; Chun-Jung Chu (Character: Blinky, Dictatious, Aaarrrgghh!!)
  • Tumble Leaf / Episode: Rutabagels / Okra-Ball

    Animator: Michael Granberry (Character: Maple, Fig, Stick and Okra); Joe Heinen (Character: Fig, Gourd, Coco, Maple, Pine, Zucchini, Okra, Grubs, Chicks and Beetle Bus); Rachel Larsen (Character: Coco, Pine, Maple, Fig, Stick and Okra); Hilary Lile (Character: Maple, Fig and Okra); Dan MacKenzie (Character: Pine, Fig, Gourd, Rutabaga, Beetles, Coco, Okra and Maple)

Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Animator: John Chun Chiu Lee (Character: All characters)
  • Coco
Animator: Allison Rutland (Character: All characters)
  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Animator: Marco Nguyen (Character: all characters in scene); Directing Animator: Benjamin Renner (Character: all characters in scene); Supervising Animator: Patrick Imbert (Character: all characters in scene)
  • The Boss Baby
Animation Supervisor: Bryce McGovern (Character: various)
  • The Boss Baby
Animation Supervisor: Rani Naamani (Character: various)

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

  • Game of Thrones / S7 Ep.6 Beyond The Wall

    Animation Supervisor: Paul Story; Animation Lead: Todd Labonte; Creatures Lead: Matthew Muntean; Senior Modeller: Cajun Hylton; Texture Artist: Georgy Arevshatov
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Animation Supervisor: Arslan Elver; Lead Animator: Liam Russell; Alvise Avati; Alessandro Cuicci
  • Kong: Skull Island
Animation Supervisor: Jance Rubinchik; Animation Lead: Adrian Millington; Animator: Alberto Martinez Arce; Kyle Winkelman
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Senior Facial Modeller: Andrei Coval; Animation Supervisor: Paul Story; Eric Reynolds; Shader TD: Olivier Lesaint; Shader TD: Artur Vill
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
Animation Supervisor: Daniel Barrett; Sidney Kombo Kintombo; Emile Ghorayeb; Lead Motion Editor: Luisma Lavin Peredo; Lead Facial Modeller: Alessandro Bonora

Character Animation in a Video Game

  • Cuphead
Lead Animator: Hanna Abi-Hanna (Characters: The Devil, Grim Matchstick, Beppi The Clown, Werner Werman)
  • Cuphead
Lead Animator: Tina Nawrocki (Characters: Baroness Von Bon Bon, Hopus Pocus, Pirouletta, Giant, Tipsy Troupe, Lobster, Porkrind, Dragonfly, The Devil – DEATH)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Character Animator: Chris Goodall; Jitaik Lim; Kirill Spiridonov (Character: Senua)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
Lead Animator: Richard Oud (Character: All mechanical creatures); Kevin Quaid (Character: All humanoids); Character Animator: Niek Neervens; Jonathan Colin (Character: All humanoids); Character Animator: Peer Lemmers (Character: All mechanical creatures)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Lead Animator: Almundena Soria; Keith Paciello; Paul Augustus Davies (Character: All Characters)

Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Buddy Thunderstruck / Episode: Buddy Double / Beaver Dam Fast Pizza

    Character Designer: Ryan Wiesbrock; Becky van Cleve; Rob Ronning; Nikki Rice Malki; Felicia Bleu Rose (Character: Buddy Thunderstruck, Darnell, Moneybags, Big Tex, Jacko + all other characters)
  • Danger & Eggs / Episode: Tube of Pain / Broccoli

    Character Design: Mike Owens (Character: Phillip)
  • Samurai Jack / Episode: XCVI

    Character Design: Craig Kellman (Character: Various)
  • Tangled: The Series / Episode: Tangled Before Ever After

Co-Executive Producer: Shane Prigmore (Character: Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus, Cassandra); Character Designer: Bobby Pontillas (Character: King Frederick, Queen Arianna, Landy Caine, Fidella); Character Designer: Taylor Krahenbuhl (Character: Pub Thugs); Character Designer: Mayumi Nose (Character: Pascal)
  • Trollhunters / Episode: Ep 201 – Escape from the Darklands
Character Designer: Jules Rigolle; Alfredo Torres (Character: Goblins, Dictatious, Enrique, Gum Gums, Gunmar, Queen Usurna, Nyarlagroth); Lead Texture Artist: Linda Chen (Character: Goblins, Dictatious, Enrique, Gum Gums, Gunmar, Queen Usurna, Nyarlagroth); Art Director: Rustam Hasanov (Character: Gunmar, Goblins and Gumm Gumms); Color Key Artist: Alfonso Blaas (Character: Enrique, Goblins, Queen Usurna, Nyarlagroth, Gumm Gumms)

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Character Art Director: Daniel Arriaga (Character: All characters); Additional Character Art Direction: Daniela Strijleva (Character: All characters); Character Design/Sculptor: Greg Dykstra (Character: All characters); Character Modeller: Alonso Martinez (Character: All characters); Character Designer: Zaruhi Galstyan (Character: All characters)
  • Despicable Me 3
Character Designer: Eric Guillon (Character: All, Balthazar Bratt, Dru, Gru, Minions, Valerie Da Vinci, Gru’s Mom, Vincenzo, Freedonians)
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
Character Designer: Patrick Mate (Character: Multiple Characters)
  • The Boss Baby
Character Designer: Joe Moshier (Character: Various)
  • The Breadwinner
Character Design: Reza Riahi (Character: Story World Characters/Rough Design); Character Design: Louise Bagnall (Character: Story World Characters/Clean Character Design); Concept Artist/Character Texture Artist: Alice Dieudonné (Character: Story World Characters/Texture Design)

Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

Director: Dave Wasson; Director: Eddie Trigueros; Director: Alonso Ramirez-Ramos
  • Dragons: Race to the Edge / Episode: Sandbusted

    Director: T.J. Sullivan
  • Tangled: The Series / Episode: Tangled Before Ever After

    Director: Tom Caulfield; Director: Stephen Sandoval
  • The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
Director: Timothy Bailey
  • Trollhunters / Episode: Ep 211 – Unbecoming

Director: Andrew Schmidt

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Director: Lee Unkrich Pixar; Co-Director: Adrian Molina
  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Co-Director: Benjamin Renner; Co-Director: Patrick Imbert
  • The Boss Baby
Director: Tom McGrath
  • The Breadwinner
Director: Nora Twomey
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
Director: Chris McKay

Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

Composer: Christopher Willis
  • Home Adventures With Tip & Oh / Episode: Ep 030A – Chercophonie
Composer: Alex Geringas
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures / Episode: Trouble on Tibalt

    Composer: Michael Kramer
  • The Powerpuff Girls / Episode: Home, Sweet Homesick

Composer: Mike Reagan, Lyricist: Bob Boyle
  • Tumble Leaf / Episode: The Nature Of Friendship / The Ship Shop

    Composer/Lyricist: Lisbeth Scott

Music in an Animated Feature Production

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Composer: Theodor Shapiro
  • Coco
Composer: Michael Giacchino; Composer/Lyricist: Kristin Anderson-Lopez; Composer/Lyricist: Robert Lopez; Composer: Germaine Franco; Lyricist: Adrian Molina
  • Loving Vincent
Composer: Clint Mansell
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Composer/Lyricist: Elyssa Samsel; Kate Anderson; Composer: Christophe Beck
  • The Breadwinner
Composer: Mychael Danna; Jeff Danna

Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Big Hero 6 The Series / Episode: Baymax Returns

    Production Design: Ben Plouffe; Mark Taihei; Chris Whittier; Sylvia Filcak; Amy Chen
  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

    Production Design: Jenny Gase-Baker; Justin Martin
  • June
Production Design: Jasmin Lai; Théo Guignard; Arthur Chaumay; Tiffany Ford; Sylvia Liu
  • Samurai Jack / Episode: XCIII

    Production Design: Scott Wills
  • The Loud House / Episode: Tricked!

Production Design: Amanda Rynda; Larry Murphy; Edgar Duncan; Hallie Wilson; Jared Morgan

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Production Design: Harley Jessup; Danielle Feinberg; Bryn Imagire; Nathaniel McLaughlin; Ernesto Nemesio; Tom Cardone; Arden Chan
  • Ferdinand
Production Design: Andrew Hickson; Mike Lee; Jason Sadler
  • LEAP!
Production Design: Florent Masurel; Pierre-Antoine Moelo; Julien Meillard; Jean-Jacques Cournoyer
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower
Production Design: Tomotaka Kubo; Tomoya Imai; Satoko Nakamura
  • The Breadwinner
Production Design: Ciaran Duffy; Julien Regnard; Daby Zainab Faidhi

Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: Bee Inspired

    Storyboard Artist: Eddie Trigueros
  • Home for the Holidays / Episode: Ep 900 – Tip and Oh: Home for the Holidays
Storyboard Artist: Ben Bury
  • Niko and the Sword of Light / Episode: From the Phantom Woods to the Mountains of Misery

Storyboard Artist: Kim Arndt; Alexandria Kwan
  • Trollhunters / Episode: 205 – Hero with a Thousand Faces
Storyboard Artist: David Woo
  • Trollhunters / Episode: 213 – In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King
Storyboard Artist: Hyunjoo Song

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Storyboard Artist: Dean Kelly
  • Coco
Storyboard Artist: Madeline Sharafian
  • The Boss Baby
Storyboard Artist: Glenn Harmon
  • The Breadwinner
Storyboard Artist: Julien Regnard
  • The Star
Storyboard Artist: Louie del Carmen

Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • BoJack Horseman / Episode: Time’s Arrow

    Wendie Malick as Beatrice Horseman
  • Bunsen Is a Beast
Jeremy Rowley as Bunsen
  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

Chris Diamantopoulos as Mickey Mouse
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants
  • The Amazing World of Gumball / Episode: The Grades

    Nicolas Cantu as Gumball

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants
  • Coco
Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel
  • The Breadwinner
Saara Chaudry as Parvana
  • The Breadwinner
Laara Sadiq as Fattema
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
Zach Galifianakis as Joker

Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Archer / Episode: Archer Dreamland: Jane Doe

    Writer: Adam Reed
  • Disney Mickey Mouse / Episode: Locked in Love

    Writer: Darrick Bachman
  • Milo Murphy’s Law / Episode: The Island of the Lost Dakotas

Writer: Joshua Pruett
  • Rick and Morty / Episode: 307 – The Ricklantis Mixup
Writer: Ryan Ridley; Dan Guterman
  • Trollhunters / Episode: 201 – Escape from the Darklands
Writer: AC Bradley; Kevin Hageman; Dan Hageman; Aaron Waltke; Chad Quandt

Writing in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Writer: Adrian Molina; Matthew Aldrich
  • Loving Vincent
Writer: Dorota Kobiela; Hugh Welchman; Jacek Dehnel
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower
Writer: Riko Sakaguchi; Hiromasa Yonebayashi; David Freedman; Lynda Freedman
  • The Breadwinner
Writer: Anita Doron

Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

  • Bob’s Burgers / Episode: Bob, Actually

    Mark Seymour; Chuck Smith; Eric Davidson
  • BoJack Horseman / Episode: Stupid Piece of Sh*t

    Jose Martinez
  • Dinotrux / Episode: Ep 053 – Superchargers
William Rinaldi; Justin Baker
  • Pickle and Peanut / Episode: Bear-I-cade

    John Royer
  • Samurai Jack / Episode: XCIII, XCIV, XCIX

Paul Douglas

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

  • Coco
Steve Bloom; Lee Unkrich; Greg Snyder; Tim Fox
  • Ferdinand
Harry Hitner; Tim Nordquist
  • The Breadwinner
Darragh Byrne
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
David Burrows; Matt Villa; John Venzon
  • The Star
Pamela Ziegenhagen

Winsor McCay Award – for their career contributions to the art of animation

  • James Baxter
  • Stephen Hillenburg
  • Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis,

Ub Iwerks Award – for technical advancement in the art of animation

  • TVPaint

Special Achievement Award

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

June Foray Award – for their significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation

  • Didier Ghez

Certificate of Merit

  • David Nimitz

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