Soul edges Wolfwalkers for most Awards, No Anime Won at this Year’s Annie Awards.


Last night, was the 48th annual Annie Awards. A ceremony that recognizes the excellence in the animation shown in cinema and television. Disney Pixar’s Soul and Cartoon Saloon’s WolfWalkers lead the nominations list with ten apiece, with Soul won seven out of ten awards while WolfWalkers won five out of ten awards it was nominated for, but unfortunately for fans of Anime, the six films that were nominated didn’t win.

Here are the winners from Last Night’s Annie Awards, congratulations to both who were nominated and won. To the Artists, Creators, and teams that worked so hard on these Animated Features, Shows, and Video Games.


Best Feature:

  • Soul, Pixar Animation Studios

Best Indie Film:

  • Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon /Melusine

Best Special Production:

  • The Snail and the Whale, Magic Light Pictures

Best Short Subject:

  • Souvenir Souvenir, Blast Production

Best Sponsored:

  • There’s a Monster in my Kitchen, Cartoon Saloon, Mother

Best TV/Media- Preschool:

  • The Adventures of Paddington Episode: Paddington Digs a Tunnel to Peru, Blue-Zoo Animation Studio, and Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Best TV/Media-Children:

  • Hilda Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox, Silvergate Media for Netflix

Best TV/Media- General Audience:

  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal Episode: Coven Of The Damned, Cartoon Network Studios

Best Student Film:

  • La Bestia, Student director: Marlijn Van Nuenen, Ram Tamez, Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt School: Gobelins, l’école de l’image

Best Effects for TV/Media:

  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Episode: Welcome to Jurassic World, DreamWorks Animation, Emad Khalili, Ivan Wang

Best Effects for Feature:

  • Soul, Tolga Göktekin, Carl Kaphan, Hiroaki Narita, Enrique Vila, Kylie Wijsmuller

Best Character Animation- TV/Media:

  • Hilda, David Laliberté, Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks

Best Character Animation- Feature:

  • The Mandalorian, Production Company: Lucasfilm, FX

Best Character Animation- Video Game:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, Insomniac Games, Brian Wyser, Michael Yosh, Danny Garnett, David Hancock

Best Character Design – TV/Media:

  • Amphibia: Episode: The Shut-In!, Disney TV Animation, Joe Sparrow

Best Character Design- Feature:

  • Wolfwalkers, Federico Pirovano

Best Direction – TV/Media:

  • Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal “Plague Of Madness,” Genndy Tartakovsky, Cartoon Network Studios

Best Direction- Feature:

  • Wolfwalkers, Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Best Music, TV/Media:

  • Star Wars; the Clone Wars: “Victory and Death,” Lucasfilm Animation Kevin Kiner

Best Music, Feature:

  • Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste. Pixar Animation Studios

Best Production Design – TV/Media:

  • Shoom’s Odyssey, Picolo Pictures, Julien Bisaro

Best Production Design- Feature:

  • Wolfwalkers, María Pareja, Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore

Best Storyboarding- TV/Media:

  • Looney Tunes Cartoons, Warner Bros. Animation, Andrew Dickman

Best Storyboarding- Feature:

  • Soul, Trevor Jimenez, Pixar Animation Studio

Best Voice Acting- TV/Media:

  • Tales of Arcadia: Wizards, “Our Final Act,” DreamWorks Animation, David Bradley (Merlin)

Best Voice Acting- Feature:

  • Wolfwalkers, Eva Whittaker (Mebh Óg MacTíre)

Best Writing- TV/Media:

  • Big Mouth “The New Me,” Netflix, Andrew Goldberg, Patti Harrison, Andrew Goldberg

Best Writing- Feature:

  • Soul, Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers, Pixar Animation Studio

Best Editorial- TV/Media:

  • Hilda Episode: Chapter 9: The Deerfox, John McKinnon, Hilda Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media Company, Netflix Inc. and Mercury Filmworks.

Best Editorial – Feature:

  • Soul, Kevin Nolting, Gregory Amundson, Robert Grahamjones, Amera Rizk. Pixar Animation Studio


  • Winsor McCay Award– Willie Ito, Sue Nichols (posthumously), Bruce Smith
  • June Foray Award– Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi
  • Ub Iwerks Award- Epic Games for its Unreal Engine
  • Special Achievement Award– Howard (Stone Circle Pictures)

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