June 15, 2009
Annecy just wrapped up two days ago and the winners are announced.
Highlights include Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch's Slavar winning the Annecy Cristal Award in the Shorts category, Cordell Barker's Runaway garnering a Special Award from the Jury in the Short Film category, while Mary and Max and Coraline shared the Cristal for Best Feature.
February 23, 2009
Last night, the 81st Academy Award winners were announced.
Continuing a trend, award favourite Wall-E won for Best Animated Feature and the winner of Best Animated short is La Maison en petits cubes by Kunio Kato
February 17, 2009
Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for the 7th Annual VES Awards. the awards recognize outstanding visual effects in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominated features include Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, Waltz With Bashir, Roadside Romeo, Wall-E, Iron Man (with five nominations), The Dark Knight, and Cloverfield. Commercials for Coke, Audi and Wrigley's 5 are also on the list, as are several television shows and student works.
The awards ceremony will take place on February 21st in Los Angeles.
February 10, 2009
After winning a Golden Globe, Andrew Stanton's Wall-E also picked up the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. Persepolis and Waltz With Bashir were the other two nominees in that category. These last two films were also in the running for Best Film Not in the English Language.
Nick Park's latest Wallace and Gromit short, A Matter of Loaf and Death won for Best Short Animation.