Annie Award Nominees Announced!
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced nominations for the 30th Annual Annie Awards. Honoring outstanding achievement in animation, this year's twenty-two categories recognize feature films, television programming, commercials, home videos and special projects in categories ranging from directing, writing and voice acting to production design, storyboarding and music. Disney's LILO & STITCH received 10 nominations including nominations for directing, effects animation, production design and voice acting. DreamWorks' SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON and MONSTERS, INC. from Pixar Animation Studios each garnered 8 nominations. All three films were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature where they were joined by ICE AGE from 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios and SPIRITED AWAY from Studio Ghibli. In Television, FUTURAMA (Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television) and THE SIMPSONS (Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television) each garnered multiple nominations including Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Program. Walt Disney Television Animation's KIM POSSIBLE received nominations for both Animated Television Production and Animated Television Production Produced for Children categories. Click here for a full list of nominees. Final winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony and gala reception on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. For tickets and information, contact ASIFA-Hollywood at (818) 842-8330 or visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.