Monday, February 4, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph Sweeps Annies (The Oscars Should Be Next)

So I'm a bit late with this... The 40th Annual Annie Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Saturday evening by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood.

All you really need to know is that Walt Disney Animation's Wreck-It Ralph appropriately swept the feature production and individual achievement categories, winning five awards:
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Rich Moore)
  • Music in an Animated Feature Production (Henry Jackman, Skrillex, Adam Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jamie Houston, Yasushi Akimoto)
  • Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Alan Tudyk as King Candy)
  • Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee)
Disney also took home the Best Animated Short Subject prize for Paperman. The complete list of winners and nominees can be found here.

Hopefully, this recognition by peers in the animation industry will give Wreck-It Ralph the momentum it needs to win the Animated Feature Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards on February 24.

Final balloting begins at the end of this week, and if A.M.P.A.S. members have any sense, they'll give it the award. Disney would be wise to do more in the "For Your Consideration" department—an investment in the March 5 video release and the sequel.


Tyler (AmishParadise27) said...

I think it's February 24th the Oscars are being held, not 28th.

Nini said...

Would be pretty neat to have it win an Oscar just as it's released in the UK, could be a decent boost.

Mike Bastoli said...

Tyler: Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Mike, why still no word on the BAFTA awards in London last Sunday. Brave picked up Best Animation at the British 'version' of the Oscars. Both Chapman and Andrews were there to collect the award. Please show some love for your readers across the pond.