MUMBAI: DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon won top honors as the Best Animated Feature at the 38th Annual Annie Awards.
Best Animated Short Subject was presented to Pixar’s Day & Night; Best Animated Television Commercial to Duck Studios Children’s Medical Center; Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants was honored as Best Animated Television Production for Children and Playdead’s Limbo won Best Animated Video Game.
A new category, Character Animation in a Live Action Production was presented to Sony Pictures’ Alice in Wonderland.
Host Tom Kenny was joined on stage by a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and comedic talent including animation legend June Foray, Matt Groening, James Hong, Danica McKellar, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mike Henry, Candi Milo, Bob Bergen, Jay Baruchel, Guillermo Del Toro, Bill Plympton, Billy West, Nika Futterman, Brian Regan, Corey Burton, Jeremy Shada, Olivia Olson, Jim Cummings, John DiMaggio and Eric Goldberg. The Winsor McCay award was presented to three animation industry leaders – Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening. Brad Bird is currently filming in Vancouver and accepted his Winsor via a videotaped message.
"ASIFA-Hollywood congratulates all of its Annie Award winners. The recognition that each award recipient received was certainly well-deserved," said ASIFA-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian.