Super Mario Bros., Pokémon Concierge, and many other movies also received nominations
Kodoani.com – The International Association of Animated Films, ASIFA-Hollywood, officially announced the nominations for the 51st Annie Awards on Thursday. Two new hit works are “The Boy and the Heron” của Hayao Miyazaki (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka – How Do You Live?) và “Suzume” by Makoto Shinkai received a nomination in the Best Picture category.
“The Boy and the Heron” was also nominated in many other categories such as Best Animated Character, Best Director, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay and Writing the best. Meanwhile, “Suzume” also entered many categories such as best FX, best animated character, best music, best script, best voice acting (played by Hokuto Matsumura as Sōta Munakata) and Best Writing.
Jack Black also received an outstanding nomination in the category of Best Voice Acting – Feature Film, taking on the role of Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. series. The short anime series “Pokémon: Path to the Peak” was also nominated in the Best Television/Media – Limited Series category. At the same time, the stop-motion anime series “Pokémon Concierge” from producer Tonko House won last year’s awards in the categories of Best Television/Media – Limited Series and Best Production Design – Television/Media pine.
The project “Star Wars: Visions” Episode 2 was highly appreciated with nominations in the categories of Best Effects and Best Production Design. Notably, the episode “Sith” by El Guiri (Spain) was nominated for Best Effects and Best Production Design. The production team in Spain has delivered a unique experience.
The live-action movie “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” was also nominated in the category of Best Character Animation – Live Action.
Additionally, Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi was honored with the Winsor McCay Award, a recognition for outstanding contributions throughout his career.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Annie Awards are an important recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of animation.