Friday 9 February 2018

The 7th A113Animation Awards Nominations (and an Announcement)

Welcome to the 7th A113Animation Awards! We're here to celebrate our favourite animated films of 2017.

The criteria for participating have been made more flexible this time: as always, we will include movies that have been released in the UK during the past year - but we're also letting in animated films that have premiered in the US within the same period. We'll be explaining why at the end of this post.

We are hereby reminding you that the choices we make are based on our personal taste and on the films we were able to see so far (damn released dates) - which would explain why The Breadwinner isn't nominated in any category despite its critical success. That being said, and as usual for the A113Animation Awards, you can still support films that didn't make our 'Best Animated Feature Film' selection in 'The People's Favourite Animated Film Award'. Just vote for your favourite 2017 animated film in the poll below.

The nominees are presented in alphabetical order of the movie. And here we go!

Best Animated Feature Film
  • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Coco
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • My Life as a Courgette

The Nominees for the Best Animated Feature Film A113Animation Award 

The People's Favourite Animated Film Award:
TBD - Vote in the poll embedded below. 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 2017 in the UK or the US. The poll will close on Friday 16 February at 8pm GMT.

The 'Oh So Close' Award: TBA - The runner up; whichever film A113Animation deems to be the second best animated film of 2017.

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

Best Director(s):
  • Mamoru Hosoda - The Boy and the Beast
  • Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina - Coco
  • Chris McKay - The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Claude Barras - My Life as a Courgette
  • Michael Dudok de Wit - The Red Turtle

Best Writing:
  • Benjamin Renner, Jean Regnaud - The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
  • Mamoru Hosoda - The Boy and the Beast
  • Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina - Coco
  • Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington - The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Céline Sciamma - My Life as a Courgette

Best Animation and/or Graphics:
  • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
  • Cars 3
  • Coco
  • Loving Vincent
  • The Red Turtle

Best Voice Acting:

  • Kōji Yakusho as Kumatetsu - The Boy and the Beast
  • Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel - Coco
  • Alanna Ubach as Mamma Imelda - Coco
  • Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman - The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Michael Cera as Dick Grayson / Robin - The LEGO Batman Movie

Best Female Character:

  • Cruz Ramirez - Cars 3
  • Abuelita - Coco
  • Mama Coco - Coco
  • Mamma Imelda - Coco
  • Barbara Gordon / Batgirl - The LEGO Batman Movie

Best New Side Character(s):
  • The Grandmaster - The Boy and the Beast
  • Pepita - Coco
  • Dante - Coco
  • Dick Grayson / Robin - The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Ahmed - My Life as a Courgette

    Best Villain:

    • Ichirôhiko - The Boy and the Beast
    • Jackson Storm - Cars 3
    • Main Villain - Coco
    • Balthazar Bratt - Despicable Me 3
    • The Joker - The LEGO Batman Movie

      Best Score:
      • Takagi Masakatsu - The Boy and the Beast
      • Randy Newman - Cars 3
      • Michael Giacchino - Coco
      • Lorne Balfe - The LEGO Batman Movie
      • Laurent Perez del Mar - The Red Turtle

      Best Original Song:

      • Proud Corazón Coco
      • Remember Me - Coco
      • I Found You - The LEGO Batman Movie
      • Who's the (Bat)man -  The LEGO Batman Movie
      • Faith - Sing

      Best Animated Short Film: 
      TBA - This is our favourite short film of 2017, but as we haven't seen a lot of shorts last year, we feel it would be inadequate to present a list of nominees for this category.

      Live-Action Awards

      Best Visual Effects or Animation in a Live-Action Feature Film:
      • Blade Runner 2049
      • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
      • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
      • War for the Planet of the Apes

      Best Live-Action Feature Film:

      • Baby Driver
      • Dunkirk
      • Get Out
      • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
      • La La Land
      • Paddington 2
      • A Monster Calls
      • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      • Thor: Ragnarok
      • War for the Planet of the Apes

      So why the changes in the eligibility rules? Simply because we wanted to have as many films as we could in these A113Animation Awards, as these are probably our last ones.
      More generally, these Awards could be the last thing from A113Animation, as we feel it's time for the blog - created by William about 7 years ago - to retire.

      But we still have the 7th A113Animation Awards to look forward to: the results will be announced on Saturday 17 February at 8pm GMT. In the meantime, don't forget to vote for your favourite 2017 animated film in the 'People's Favourite Animated Film Award' poll.

      See you next week!

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