Up Wins the Annie

Up took home the award for best animated feature at the 37th annual Annie Awards last night, further solidifying its status as the favorite for the Academy Awards. Peter Docter also won for best director. (Unrelated: here is a link to a photo of an adorable real-life version of Russell from Up.) Both Coraline and The Princess and the Frog bested Up with three awards, but its the top prize that tends to predict the Oscar winner for best animated feature. But lest Pixxar start counting its awards before they hatch, they should know that in 2009 Kung Fu Panda beat out Wall-E, proving that in this mixed up world of ours, anything at all can happen.

Best Animated Feature: Up

Directing in a Feature Production: Pete Docter Up

Animated Effects: James Mansfield The Princess and the Frog

Character Animation in a Feature Production: Eric Goldberg The Princess and the Frog

Character Design in a Feature Production Shane Prigmore Coraline

Music in a Feature Production: Bruno Coulais Coraline

Production Design in a Feature Production: Tadahiro Uesugi Coraline

Storyboarding in a Feature Production: Tom Owens Monsters vs. Aliens

Voice Acting in a Feature Production: Jen Cody - Voice of Charlotte - The Princess and the Frog

Writing in a Feature Production: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach - Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Animated Short Subject: Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5

Best Animated Television Production: “Prep and Landing”

Directing in a Television Production: Bret Haaland The Penguins of Madagascar - Launchtime

Best Animated Television Production for Children: The Penguins of Madagascar - Launchtime

Character Animation in a Television Production: Phillip To Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

Character Design in a Television Production: Bill Schwab Prep and Landing

Music in a Television Production: Guy Moon The Fairly OddParents: Wishology-The Big Beginning

Production Design in a Television Production: Andy Harkness Prep and Landing

Storyboarding in a Television Production: Robert Koo Merry Madagascar

Voice Acting in a Television Production: Tom Kenny - Voice of SpongeBob - SpongeBob SquarePants — Truth or Square

Best Animated Television Commercial: Spanish Lottery Deportees

Best Home Entertainment Production: Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

’Up’ Named Best Picture, Director at Annie Awards [The Wrap]

Up Wins the Annie