The controversial 38th International Animated Film Society’s Annie Awards announced their awards for Best Animated Feature tonight (see below): but remember that the official press release doesn’t mention that Disney/Pixar boycotted the awards and refused to participate due to complaints they have about the voting process among other things — like the fact that DreamWorks Animation pays for membership but Disney doesn’t. Though the Annies nominated two Disney films in the top category as well as directing and writing for Toy Story 3 (how could they avoid it and maintain cred?), the group gave Disney and Pixar only 7 mentions. But the Annies showered 15 nominations on DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon and 39 nods overall that included films like DWA’s Megamind and Shrek Forever After. Tonight’s winners were dominated by DWA:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 5, 2011) — DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon” won top honors as the Best Animated Feature at the 38th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Best Animated Short Subject was presented to Pixar’s ‘Day & Night’; Best Animated Television Commercial to Duck Studios ‘Children’s Medical Center’; Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ was honored as Best Animated Television Production for Children and Playdead’s ‘Limbo’ won Best Animated Video Game. A new category, Character Animation in a Live Action Production was presented to Sony Pictures’ ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ The Winsor McCay award was presented to three animation industry leaders – Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening. Brad Bird is currently filming in Vancouver and accepted his Winsor via a videotaped message. Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010:

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES___________________________

Best Animated Feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

  • Day & Night – Pixar

Best Animated Television Commercial

  • Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios

Best Animated Television Production

  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Television Production for Children

  • SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon

Best Animated Video Game

  • Limbo – Playdead

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES___________________

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

  • Brett Miller “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Television Production

  • David Pate “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production

  • Gabe Hordos “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

  • Ryan Page – Alice in Wonderland – Sony Pictures

Character Design in a Television Production

  • Ernie Gilbert “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Character Design in a Feature Production

  • Nico Marlet “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Television Production

  • Tim Johnson “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production

  • Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois “How To Train Your Dragon” ��� DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production

  • Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nick Carr, Tuck Tucker “SpongeBob SquarePants” – Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production

  • John Powell “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Television Production

  • Richie Sacilioc “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Feature Production

  • Pierre Olivier Vincent “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production

  • Fred Gonzales “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Storyboarding in a Feature Production

  • Tom Owens “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Television Production

  • James Hong as Mr. Ping “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

  • Jay Baruchel as Hiccup “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Writing in a Television Production

  • Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” – ShadowMachine

Writing in a Feature Production

  • William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders “How to Train Your Dragon”– DreamWorks Animation

JURIED AWARDS__________________________________

Winsor McCay Award — Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening

June Foray — Ross Iwamoto

Ub Iwerks Award — Autodesk

Special Achievement — “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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