2012 Annie Awards Nominees Announced!
It’s that time of year again! The International Animated Film Society has announced the nominees for the 40th annual Annie Awards! The Annie Awards are the only awards ceremony dedicated solely to the animated arts, and as always, there are a couple of categories dedicated solely to voice overs!
Nominations in the two voice-related categories are:
Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production:
- James Patrick Stuart — Voice of Private in Penguins of Madagascar: High Moltage
- Jeff Bennett — Voice of Keswick in T.U.F.F. Puppy: Pup Daddy
- Jessica Walter — Voice of Malory Archer in Archer: Lo Scandolo
- Kevin Michael Richardson — Voice of Willem Viceroy in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja: Gossip Boy
- Kristen Schaal — Voice of Mabel Pines in Gravity Falls: Tourist Trapped
- Mae Whitman — Voice of April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles
- Sam Witwer — Voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge
- Tom McGrath — Voice of Skipper in Penguins of Madagascar: The Otter Woman
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production:
- Adam Sandler — Voice of Dracula in Hotel Transylvania
- Alan Tudyk — Voice of King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph
- Atticus Shaffer — Voice of “E”Gore in Frankenweenie
- Catherine O’Hara — Voice of Weird Girl in Frankenweenier
- Imelda Staunton — Voice of Queen Victoria in The Pirates! Band of Misfits
- Jim Cummings — Voice of Budzo in Adventures in Zambezia
- Jude Law — Voice of Pitch in Rise of the Guardians
- Kelly MacDonald — Voice of Merida in Brave
There were also some “best of” categories which certainly couldn’t have gotten nominated without the help of their talented casts!
Best Picture nominees:
- Brave – Disney/Pixar
- Frankenweenie -The Walt Disney Studios
- Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation
- ParaNorman – Focus Features
- Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation
- The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations
- The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS
- Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios
Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation
- Before Orel – Trust – Starburns Industries, Inc.
- Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – Illumination Entertainment
- Disney Tron: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning – Disney TV Animation
- Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury – DreamWorks Animation
- Justice League: Doom – Warner Bros. Animation
Best General Audience Animated Television Production:
- Archer ‘Space Race, Part 1′ – Weissman Markovitz Communications for FX
- Bob‘s Burgers ‘Earsy Rider’ – 20th Century Fox TV
- Motorcity ‘Blond Thunder’ – Disney TV Animation
- MAD ‘FrankenWinnie/ParaMorgan’ – Warner Bros. Animation
- Robot Chicken ‘DC Comics Special’ – Stoopid Buddy Studios
- South Park ‘Raising the Bar’ – Central Productions
Best General Audience Animated TV Production For Preschool Children:
- Bubble Guppies ‘A Tooth on the Looth’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
- Chuggington ‘Magnetic Wilson’ – Ludorum
- Jake & The Never Land Pirates ‘Peter Pan Returns’ – Disney TV Animation
- Doc McStuffins ‘The Right Stuff’ – Disney TV Animation
- Justin Time ‘Marcello’s Meatballs’ – Guru Studio
- Chuggington ‘Magnetic Wilson’ – Ludorum
Best Animated Television Production For Children:
- Adventure Time ‘Princess Cookie’ – Cartoon Network Studios
- Dragons: Riders of Berk ‘How to Pick Your Dragon’ – DreamWorks Animation
- LEGO Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Out’ – Threshold Animation Studios
- Penguins of Madagascar ‘Action Reaction’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
- SpongeBob SquarePants ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
- The Amazing World of Gumball ‘The Job’ – Turner Broadcasting System Europe, Ltd.
- The Fairly OddParents ‘Farm Pit’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
- The Legend of Korra ‘Welcome to Republic City’/’A Leaf in the Wind’ – Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Animated Video Game:
- Borderlands 2 – Gearbox Software
- Family Guy – Back to the Mutiverse – Heavy Iron Studios
- Journey – Sony Computer Entertainment America
- Skullgirls – Lab Zero Games
The Annie Awards will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Congratulations to all of the very talented nominees!
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