Animated Favorites: The 39th Annual Annie Award Winners

It was the Gore Verbinski-directed Rango's night this Saturday as the CG film took home four awards, including Best Animated Feature at the International Animated Film Society event.The Simpsons also had a good night, taking home three awards including Best General Audience Animated TV Production, bringing the series' lifetime tally of Annies up to 30. Meanwhile, the Disney series Prep and Landing snagged a few awards of its own, including an award for Character Animation in a Television Production.

Something interesting to note: not a lot of winners in the field of traditional animation this year, likely a result of fewer hand-drawn series making their way to the big and small screen.

You can find the full list of winners after the jump.

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature: Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production : Kung Fu Panda, "Secrets of the Masters" – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject: Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee

Best Animated Television Commercial: Twinings “Sea” – Psyop

Best General Audience Animated TV Production: The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Best Animated Television Production - Preschool: Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Disney Television Animation

Best Animated Television Production – Children: The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network in Association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi

Best Animated Video Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – Shadow Planet Productions, Gagne/Fuelcell

Individual Achievement Awards

Animated Effects in an Animated Production: Kevin Romond, Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production: Florent Andorra, Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in a Television Production: Tony Smeed, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Feature Production: Jeff Gabor, Rio – Blue Sky Studios

Character Animation in a Live Action Production: Eric Reynolds, Rise of the Planet of the Apes – 20th Century Fox

Character Design in a Television Production: Bill Schwab, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Feature Production: Mark “Crash” McCreery, Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Directing in a Television Production: Matthew Nastuk, The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Directing in a Feature Production: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production: Grace Potter, Michael Giacchino, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a Feature Production: John Williams, Tintin – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Production Design in a Television Production: Mark Bodnar, Chris Tsirgiotis, Sue Mondt and Daniel Elson, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome – Cartoon Network Studios

Production Design in a Feature Production: Raymond Zibach, Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production: Brian Kesinger, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Storyboarding in a Feature Production: Jeremy Spears, Winnie The Pooh – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Voice Acting in a Television Production: Jeff Bennett as Kowalski, Penguins of Madagascar – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production: Bill Nighy as Grandsanta, Arthur Christmas – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Writing in a Television Production: Carolyn Omine The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXII” – Gracie Films

Writing in a Feature Production: John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit, Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Productions

Editing in Television Production: Ted Machold, Jeff Adams, Doug Tiano, Bob Tomlin, Penguins of Madagascar – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Editing in a Feature Production: Craig Wood, A.C.E., Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Juried Awards

Winsor McCay Award: Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring, Ronald Searle

June Foray: Art Leonardi

Special Achievement: Depth Analysis

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