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2017 Annie Awards Winners: Zootopia Takes Top Prize, Kubo and the Two Strings Wins Three

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Disney’s Zootopia won Best Animated Feature at tonight’s Annie Awards, just one of 10 wins for the studio. The Oscar frontrunner also took home awards for Storyboarding, Writing and Character Design, as well as a Voice Acting win for Jason Bateman (in a tie with Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho). Last year’s winner, Inside Out, also went on to win the Oscar. Since the inception of the Animated Feature Oscar, all ANNIE Best Animated Feature winners have gone on to Oscar glory except one; Happy Feet beat Cars for the Academy Award in 2001.

Kubo and the Two Strings picked up three wins and The Red Turtle won Best Animated Feature, Independent. Two Animated Short Oscar nominees, Piper and Pear Cider and Cigarettes, won Short Subject and Animated Special Production, respectively. The Jungle Book and Doctor Strange took wins in the Live Action awards and Netflix’s The Little Prince won for its music.

For television, Bob’s Burgers and Tumbleleaf found themselves winners

Here’s the complete list of 2017 Annie Awards winners:

Best Animated Feature
“Zootopia”
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Special Production
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Best Animated Short Subject
“Piper”
Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial
“Loteria ‘Night Shift’”
Passion Pictures Ltd

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production
“Bob’s Burgers”
Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob?
Bento Box Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children
“Tumble Leaf”
Episode: Mighty Mud Movers / Having a Ball
Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children
“Adventure Time”
Episode: Bad Jubies
Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios

Best Animated Feature-Independent
“The Red Turtle”
Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions

Best Student Film
“Citipati”
Director: Andreas Feix
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production
“Moana”
Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, John M. Kosnik
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
“Doctor Strange,” Mirror Dimension
Georg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi, Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Jihyun Yoon
Marvel Studios

Character Animation in a Television/Broadcast Production
Mike Chaffe
“Dreamworks Trollhunters”
Episode: Becoming, Part 1
DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Jan Maas
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Laika

Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Andrew R. Jones, Peta Bayley, Gabriele Zucchelli, Benjamin Jones
“The Jungle Book”
Walt Disney Pictures

Character Animation in a Video Game
Jeremy Yates, Almudena Soria, Eric Baldwin, Paul Davies, Tom Bland
“Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End”
Naughty Dog

Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production
Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres, Jules Rigolle
“Dreamworks Trollhunters”
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Cory Loftis
“Zootopia”
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Patrick Osborne
“Pearl”
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Byron Howard, Rich Moore
“Zootopia”
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a TV/Broadcast Production
Scot Stafford, Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler
“Pearl”
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Music in an Animated Feature Production
Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey, Camille
“The Little Prince”
Netflix and On Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Tuna Bora
“Pearl”
Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Laika

Storyboarding in a TV/Broadcast Production
Hyunjoo Song
“DreamWorks Trollhunters”
Episode: Win, Lose or Draal
DreamWorks Animation Television

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Dean Wellins
“Zootopia”
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Carlos Alazraqui as Ponce de LeÛn
“The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show”
Episode: Ponce de LeÛn
DreamWorks Animation Television

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Tie)
Auli’i Cravalho as Moana in “Moana” (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
and
Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde in “Zootopia” (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Lizzie Molyneux, Wendy Molyneux
“Bob’s Burgers”
Episode: The Hormone-iums
Bento Box Entertainment

Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
“Zootopia”
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Editorial in a TV/Broadcast Production
Illya Owens
“Disney Mickey Mouse”
Episode: Sock Burglar
Disney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
Christopher Murrie
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Laika

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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