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Critics’ Choice Awards Go to ‘Coco,’ ‘Rick and Morty’

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ takes the visual effects honor at 23rd annual ceremony.

Disney-Pixar’s Coco took the animated feature and best song prizes at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, held Jan. 11 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The tune Remember Me beat out songs from four live-action movies to earn Coco its second prize of the night.

In other feature categories, War for the Planet of the Apes won the prize for best visual effects and Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman was named best action movie.

On the television side, Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty was named the best animated series.

Below are the nominees in winners in select categories; the full list of winners can be found here.

Best Visual Effects

  • War for the Planet of the Apes – WINNER
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Wonder Woman

Best Animated Feature

  • Coco – WINNER
  • The Breadwinner
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Loving Vincent

Best Action Movie

  • Wonder Woman – WINNER
  • Baby Driver
  • Logan
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Song

  • Remember Me, from Coco – WINNER
  • Evermore, from Beauty and the Beast
  • Mystery of Love, from Call Me by Your Name
  • Stand Up for Something, from Marshall
  • This Is Me, from The Greatest Showman

Best Animated Series

  • Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) – WINNER
  • Archer (FX)
  • Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Danger & Eggs (Amazon)
  • The Simpsons (Fox)

Source: Critics’ Choice Awards

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.