This year the choices in the category of Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Video Game are very strange again.
- Armikrog - Pencil Test Studios, Inc. - Lead Animator: Mike Dietz Character: All Characters
- Evolve - 2K Games - Character Animator: David Gibson, Character: Daisy, Goliath, Kraken
- Invisible, Inc. - Klei Entertainment Inc. - Character Animator: Bruce Chang, Character: Decker, Central, Nika, Guards
Evolve is a multiplayer game that work better as a concept. From some of the people who gave us Left 4 Dead comes a game where you could fight monsters or plays as a monster and evolve to kill those hunting you. We got sick of it quite quickly.
Invisible, Inc. is a stealth game. I haven't heard much buzz about it, but it's in positive standing on Steam. It does have an eye capturing look and sense of style that I think will be overlooked when people see big monsters.
Easily, Evolve will win as it probably has the most name recognition and looks the newest. We doubt 2K will attend or the other two nominees will. And as always we will like watching how the presenter handles it.
There's a list of other categories to check out, were hoping for Moonbeam City for Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production, but know it has very little chance.
Ugg, the animated movies this year are just...ehhh.
Adventure Time is up for only one thing, but it was one of it's worst seasons last year. Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
- Adventure Time - Episode: The Diary - Cartoon Network Studios - Writer: Kent Osborne, Writer: Pendleton Ward, Writer: Jack Pendarvis, Writer: Jillian Tamaki, Writer: Adam Muto
The 43rd Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. The award ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Sadly, VIP tickets are sold out for the before and after-party. You can still attend the ceremony or watch the live stream.