‘Coraline’ leads the field of Annie nominees

Posted by · 11:13 am · December 1st, 2009

Coraline“Coraline” and “Up” both received nominations in eight categories.  “The Princess and the Frog” showed up in five while “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” showed up in four.

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” (3),  “Monsters vs. Aliens” (3), “9” (2), “Astro Boy” (2) and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (2) brought up the rear with mentions in three and two categories respectively.  “Ponyo” also only landed two nods, for music and direction, so that’s probably worth noting.

I’m listing per category, by the way, because it’s weird to me to have two separate “nominations” in fields like character design and production design, one per person.  Why not just one for the film with the artists listed as nominees?  It makes sense for vocal performance nods, but not really otherwise.  Anyway, to be fair, I guess “Coraline” leads the whole field with 10 total nominations, while “Up” has nine.  “The Princess and the Frog” has eight, with that in mind.

Anyway, check out the full list of feature nominees after the jump (and the full list of all nominees at the Annie website).

Best Animated Feature
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“The Secret of Kells”

Animated Effects
Scott Cegielski, “Monsters vs. Aliens”
Alexander Feigin, “9”
Eric Froemling, “Up”
Tom Kluyskens, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
James Mansfield, “The Princess and the Frog”

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Andreas Deja, “The Princess and the Frog”
Eric Goldberg, “The Princess and the Frog”
Travis Knight, “Coraline”
Daniel Nguyen, “Up”
Bruce Smith, “The Princess and the Frog”

Character Design in a Feature Production
Daniel Lopez Munoz, “Up”
Shane Prigmore, “Coraline”
Shannon Tindle, “Coraline”

Directing in a Feature Production
Wes Anderson, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Pete Docter, “Up”
Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
Hayao Miyazaki, “Ponyo”
Henry Selick, “Coraline”

Music in a Feature Production
Bruno Coulais, “Coraline”
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Joe Hisaishi, “Ponyo”
John Powell, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”

Production Design in a Feature Production
Christopher Appelhans, “Coraline”
Ian Gooding, “The Princess and the Frog”
Tadahiro Uesugi, “Coraline”
Christopher Vacher, “9”

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Sharon Bridgeman, “Astro Boy”
Chris Butler, “Coraline”
Ronnie Del Carmen, “Up”
Tom Owens,”Monsters vs. Aliens”
Peter Sohn, “Up”

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Jen Cody, Voice of Charlotte, “The Princess and the Frog”
Dawn French, Voice of Miss Forcible, “Coraline”
Hugh Laurie, Voice of Dr. Cockroach Ph.D., “Monsters vs. Aliens”
John Leguizamo, Voice of Sid, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
Jennifer Lewis, Voice of Mama Odie, “The Princess and the Frog”

Writing in a Feature Production
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy, “Up”
Timothy Hyde Harris and David Bowers, “Astro Boy”
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

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  • 1 12-01-2009 at 12:29 pm

    aspect ratio said...

    Fantastic Mr. Fox had three nominations, actually.

    And this should mean there’s no reason to think it won’t get an Oscar nomination — the animators have embraced Wes Anderson and welcomed him into the fold.

  • 2 12-01-2009 at 12:33 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Ah, so you’re right. It’s possible Fox takes Ponyo’s spot.

  • 3 12-01-2009 at 12:59 pm

    Edward L. said...

    I’m surprised that Fantastic Mr. Fox didn’t get a nomination for its music, by Alexandre Desplat. I thought it was perhaps the best score I’ve heard this year.

  • 4 12-01-2009 at 3:10 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Edward, you should hear his score for New Moon (just the score, you don’t need to see the movie, neither have I). It is absolutely spectacular.
    But indeed Mr Fox’s score is a delight as well.

  • 5 12-01-2009 at 4:07 pm

    Maxim said...

    Kris, I have a question for you.

    Was “A Christmas Carol” eligible for Annies? None of Zemeckis’ mo-cap films got much love from them with ‘Polar Express’ scoring a nod for ‘Animated Effects’ while “Beowulf” only managed a ‘Best Production Design’ nomination.

    Do they simply not like Zemeckis or was Zemeckis simply hesitant to have the film submitted or do they just have a problem with Motion Capture in general?

    I realize that ‘Monster House’ got a bunch of nominations so I’m wondering if the rules have changed since then. More to the point, what does this mean for Spielberg’s ‘Tintin’? If the movie is worthy do you think it will be eligible despite being 3D and having motion capture?

    Hope my question is not too confusing – just trying to figure out the reason’s behind ACC’s snub.

  • 6 12-01-2009 at 4:51 pm

    j said...

    Jimmy Neutron got no Annie attention.
    Shark Tale missed out on Pic & Dir.
    Treasure Planet missed out on Pic & Wtg.

    Yet all got an Oscar nom. And Ponyo has much better reviews than them all. I mean, I don’t think it’s a lock, esp if they decide on 3 nominees after all for some reason, but don’t count it out just cuz the Annies don’t wholly embrace it.

  • 7 12-01-2009 at 5:10 pm

    John Y. said...

    I think Up, Coraline, Ponyo, and Fantastic Mr. Fox are all in, while Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Princess and the Frog are fighting for that fifth spot.

  • 8 12-01-2009 at 7:49 pm

    Glenn said...

    Was “Mary & Max” ineligible or what? I can’t imagine it’s character design and art direction, especially, would go unnoticed even if they didn’t like the movie itself.

  • 9 12-01-2009 at 10:09 pm

    James The Greatest said...

    Anyone who has seen ‘Ponyo’ can attest that it plays VERY YOUNG. The classical-trained animators who want to champion hand-drawn work are going to rally behind ‘The Princess And The Frog’, not ‘Ponyo’.

    That being said, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ had a fairly poor weekend in wide release, which isn’t helping its case any. I think ‘Coraline’, ‘Cloudy’, ‘Princess’, and ‘Up’ are locks with the fifth slot being up in the air completely. That’s what’s so exciting about this overcrowded field this year!

  • 10 12-02-2009 at 3:37 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I was wondering the same thing as Glenn. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance in “Mary & Max” is the kind of work voice-acting awards were invented for.

  • 11 12-02-2009 at 6:44 am

    Maxim said...

    “Anyone who has seen ‘Ponyo’ can attest that it plays VERY YOUNG.”

    I completely disagree. The word “very” is particularly unwarranted. here. The audience I saw it with were mostly adults and I doubt any one of them felt like they watched a movie aimed at (just) the little kids.

    I have my own minor problems with Ponyo but it is a strong work and simplicity and immaturity is not one of them. In any case, the film does have quite a few complicated mature themes (in particular during the second half) and to say that it plays young (much like in the case of “My Neighbour Totoro”) would be to miss the point.

    And though I haven’t seen ‘The Princess And The Frog’, I would not be suprised that it’s really more of a kid’s film than Ponyo, in aspects that really do matter.

  • 12 12-02-2009 at 6:45 am

    Maxim said...

    That’s not a dig at ‘The Princess And The Frog’, by the way.

  • 13 12-02-2009 at 9:20 am

    Edward L. said...

    Jonathan Spuij: Thanks for the tip-off. I will give it a shot. I don’t have much interest in seeing New Moon (other than mild curiosity as to all the hype and success) but if you think the score is spectacular, and if it’s anything like as good as that for Fox, I’ll be intrigued to hear it.

  • 14 12-02-2009 at 3:00 pm

    Michael said...

    the score for New Moon is really good, as is the soundtrack imho. Once you get over the fact that people like Thom Yorke, The Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie wrote original music for it – you can appreciate it for how good it is (and not have to think about it being from that stupid movie.) But I agree Desplat can do no wrong in my mind.