Monday, December 1, 2014

Annie Award 2014 Nominations Are Priceless

Full list of nominations here. Commentary below. No love for Clarence or Steven Universe. The Annie Awards are given out to those in the animation industry.

Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Mike Mennillo

Wow, wait a second there Assassin’s Creed Unity. You got to love the Annie Awards for not caring at all of how bad the game animation was when it came out. Here's an article on the patch that was needed for all the graphical errors.

Don’t Starve: Console Edition
Klei Entertainment Inc.
*It's cute character animation, not the greatest ever. Also, this is for a game that came out in 2013, it gets "in" due to a console edition.

Child Of Light
Alex Drouin

Best Video Game
Forza Horizon 2
Microsoft – Turn 10 Studios
 *It's a car game, no. It has no place here, it has no chance of winning whatsoever.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Child of Light

Frankly, ... it's just sad this category gets so little nominees.

Shout out to some of our favorites being nominated for:
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For a Children’s Audience
Adventure Time
Cartoon Network

Gravity Falls
Disney Television Animation

Legend of Korra
Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
Adventure Time
Cartoon Network
Yuasa Masaaki, Eunyoung Choi

Disney Television Animation
Rob Renzetti

Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
DreamWorks Animation
Timothy Lamb, Joe Moshier

No, again. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, lol.

Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production
So three people only, what a shame. I like giving Seth Green awards too, but for Robot Chicken Nerd in the shows ...I don't know 8th season? Fairly Oddparents is still on?

Disney Mickey Mouse
Disney Television Animation
Bill Farmer as the voices of Goofy and Grandma

Fairly Oddparents
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Carlos Alazaraqui as the voice of Crocker

Robot Chicken
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Seth Green as the voice of Robot Chicken Nerd