Ubisoft and Laika Studios Lead 42nd Annie Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 42nd Annual Annie Award recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements.While Laika Studios came away with the most nominations (13), game developer, Ubisoft, dominated the video game award categories with four titles vying for a win in the "Best Video Game" and "Character Animation in a Video Game" categories. Winners will be announced on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Here are the nominees for a few of the Annie categories. To see the complete list, visit the Annie Awards website.

Best Animated Feature:

  • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Cheatin’ (Plymptoons Studio)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation SKG)
  • Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon)
  • The Book of Life (Reel FX),
  • The Boxtrolls (Focus Features/Laika),
  • The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli)

Best Animated Short Subject:

  • Coda (62 George Street)
  • Duet (Glen Keane Productions)
  • Feast  (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Inside Homer  (The Simpsons Couch Gag (Episode #549) -- Acme Filmworks)
  • Me and My Moulton (National Film Board of Canada)
  • Silent (Creative Artists Agency)
  • The Dam Keeper (Tonko House LLC)
  • The Raven (Moonbot Studios)

Best Video Game:

Character Animation in a Video Game: