The Annie Awards, animation’s highest honor, is an American award for accomplishments in animation.
The Annies have been presented by ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the fields of producing, directing, animation, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, etc., in 1992 it began to honor animation as a whole, and created the category of Best Animated Feature.
The 2012 Annie Awards, held for the fourth year in a row at UCLA’s beautiful Art Deco treasure, Royce Hall, was hosted by the irreverent comedian and actor Patton Oswalt. This year’s event drew perhaps the largest crowd in the history of the awards, due in part to the return of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and the fact that more nominees were being honored in 28 categories across the board.
With the addition of a live streaming of the event, the Annies were viewed online by over 12,000 people, giving access to animation fans across the country and the world.
The awards this year were the culmination of a tremendous amount of work by a veritable army of people; from the nominees themselves to the judging committees, the almost 2,000 registered voters, our executive board, the terrific Annie Awards production team and scores of volunteers. It was a great event, celebrating our ever-expanding animation community…and it was a lot of fun!
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To view the sizzle reel from the 2012 Annie Awards click on the image below. Please note this video is for viewing on www.asifa-hollywood.org and Vimeo only and should not be duplicated.