Juried Award Recommendations for the 49th Annie Awards™ Now Being Accepted

BURBANK, Calif. (August 16, 2021) – ASIFA-Hollywood announced today that it will begin accepting recommendations for this year’s Juried Award nominations honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Applications may be submitted now through Tuesday, November 16, 2021 via email at info@asifa-hollywood.org or mailed to the ASIFA-Hollywood offices at 2416 W. Victory Blvd., #245, Burbank, CA 91506. The Juried Award recipients will be honored during the 49th Annie Awards™ set for Saturday, February 26, 2022 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

The Board of Directors of ASIFA-Hollywood shall select by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, recipients for each of the Juried Award categories listed below. At its discretion, the Board of Directors may elect not to give an award in any category.

“The Winsor McCay Awards were the first lifetime achievement Annies. The other categories, the June Foray, Ub Iwerks, Special Achievement and Certificate of Merit Awards, have been added over time,” remarked Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards executive producer. “The juried categories have always been, and remain today, a most important and significant part of each year’s honors.”

Juried Award Categories:

  • Winsor McCay Award in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound technical influence, music, education, or for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation;
  • June Foray Award to an individual who has made a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation;
  • Ub Iwerks Award to an individual or company for a technical advancement that has made a significant impact on the art or industry of animation;
  • Special Achievement Award may be given to an individual, individuals or a company for unique and significant achievement made between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, not recognized by other Annie Award categories;
  • Certificate of Merit to an individual or organization for current service to the art, craft and industry of animation.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, and in whose name the philanthropic June Foray Award was established, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for nearly the past five decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it.

Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (International Animated Film Association), supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships, and screenings.

For up-to-the minute details and information on the 49th Annie Awards™, please visit www.annieawards.org. For information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.