Black tie event at UCLA’s Royce Hall kicks off at 5 p.m. with Red Carpet arrivals and a VIP champagne reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 31 marks ASIFA-Hollywood’s 42nd Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in animation. The black tie event will kick-off at 5 p.m. with Red Carpet arrivals and a VIP champagne reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. and after-party immediately following the show. All events will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Scheduled to present the coveted Annie trophies this year are the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates --actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Mucucci; veteran voice talent and industry legend June Foray; songwriter and music director Richard Sherman; filmmaker and artist Tomm Moore; and industry professionals Leslie Iwerks, John Musker and Ron Clements, among others.
The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 36 categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements.
The Best Animated Feature nominations this year are Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios), Cheatin’ (Plymptoons Studio), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation SKG), Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon), The Book of Life (Reel FX), The Boxtrolls (Focus Features/Laika), The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures), and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli).
See the full list of nominees here, and for those of you who can’t make it to Royce Hall, check back here on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. PST to watch the ceremony live in the player below: