Tuesday 19 January 2016

The 5th A113Animation Awards Nominations

After one year off, the A113Animation Awards are back! These are our 5th Awards, and we are following the same formula established in the previous years; a few things have changed, though: we're introducing a Best Writing Award, and we've let go of the Ben Kerfoot Award.
Unlike for the past editions, William won't be picking the winners; I (Damien) will, according to my personal taste and based on the films I've seen. Of course William will also choose his favourite 2015 animated film, as will Munir.
The winners will be announced on Saturday 30th January.

The films eligible for an Award must have been released in the UK in 2015. That's why films like Big Hero 6 or The Tale of the Princess Kaguya are eligible, but Anomalisa is not. And now, here are the 5th A113Animation Award nominees, in alphabetical order by film:

The 2016 nominees for the A113Animation Award for Best Animated Feature Film

Best Animated Feature Film:
  • The Good Dinosaur - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Inside Out - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie - Aardman Animations
  • Song of the Sea - Cartoon Saloon
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Studio Ghibli

The People's Favourite Animated Film Award:
TBD - Vote in the poll embedded above. You can enter your own answer in 'Other', if you see we've forgotten your pick; but remember: the film you choose must have been released in 2015 in the UK. The poll will close on Friday 29th January, at 8pm GMT.

Second Opinion Award:
TBD - The first person to answer this question on Twitter will pick the winner of this award.

The 'Oh So Close' Award:
TBA - The runner up; whichever film A113Animation deems to be the second best animated film of 2015.

Staff Picks:
TBA - William's and Munir's Choice Awards.

Best Director(s):
  • Peter Sohn - The Good Dinosaur
  • Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen - Inside Out
  • Mark Burton, Richard Starzak - Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Tomm Moore - Song of the Sea
  • Isao Takahata - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Writing:
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley - Inside Out
  • Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz, Cornelius Uliano - The Peanuts Movie
  • Mark Burton, Richard Starzak - Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Will Collins - Song of the Sea
  • Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best New Side Character(s):
  • Baymax - Big Hero 6
  • Dennis - Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Bing Bong - Inside Out
  • Slip - Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Cù - Song of the Sea

Best Voice Acting:
  • Amy Poehler as Joy - Inside Out
  • Phyllis Smith as Sadness - Inside Out
  • Richard Kind as Bing Bong - Inside Out
  • Pierre Coffin as the Minions - The Minions
  • Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants - The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Best Villain:
  • Yokai - Big Hero 6
  • Scarlet Overkill - Minions
  • Anthony Trumper - Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Female Character:
  • Joy - Inside Out
  • Sadness - Inside Out
  • Macha - Song of the Sea
  • Saoirse - Song of the Sea
  • Kaguya - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Song:
  • "Immortals" by Fall Out Boy - Big Hero 6
  • "Towards the Sun" by Rihanna - Home
  • "Better When I'm Dancin'" by Meghan Trainor - The Peanuts Movie
  • "Feels Like Summer" by Tim Wheeler, Ilan Eshkeri and Nick Hodgson - Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • "Song of the Sea" by Lisa Hannigan - Song of the Sea

Best Score:
  • Big Hero 6 - Henry Jackman
  • The Good Dinosaur - Mychael and Jeff Danna
  • Inside Out - Michael Giacchino
  • Song of the Sea - Bruno Coulais and Kìla
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Joe Hisaishi

Best Animation and/or Graphics:
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Song of the Sea
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Big Hero 6

The 2016 nominees for the A113Animation Award for Best Animated Short Film

Best Animated Short Film:
  • Feast
  • Frozen Fever
  • Riley's First Date?
  • Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
  • Sanjay's Super Team

The One to Watch Out For:
This is the film from this year that we're most excited for; what we think will be the film we're awarding most generously this time next year.
  • Anomalisa
  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • Zootopia

Live-Action Awards

Best Visual Effects in a Live-Action Feature Film:
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ex Machina
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Tomorrowland

Best Live-Action Feature Film:
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Whiplash

Congratulations to all the nominees! Don't forget to come back on Saturday 30th January to see who will take some A113Animation Awards home! (Metaphorically speaking, of course; we don't have the budget.)

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