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Netflix dominates Annie Awards as Klaus wins Best Feature

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Can the streamer repeat the victory at the Oscars next month?

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Each year, the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association hold the Annie Awards, naming the year’s best in animation. Not only do they recognize the broad swath of achievements from the year, but with only seven days before Oscar voting begins, they stand as an influential moment in deciding which film could win the coveted Oscar.

The 2020 nominations had Frozen 2 and Missing Link leading the list of contenders, but as we know, the Disney animated sequel didn’t even make the nominee list for the Academy Awards this year. Which explains why it also didn’t go home with Best Feature when the winners were announced on Saturday night. That honor went to Klaus, Netflix’s 2D animated holiday film directed by the long-overlooked Sergio Pablos. It’s worth noting that, since the Best Animated Feature category was created in 2002, 13 of the 18 winners of the Annies’ feature prize took home the Oscar.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the winners, which range from theatrical, episodic, and even commercial animation. Netflix came out on top with 19 wins across all the categories.

Best Feature

Klaus

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Best Indie Feature

I Lost My Body

Xilam for Netflix

Best Special Production

How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming

Dreamworks Animation

Best Short Subject

Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days

Regina Pessoa (Ciclope Filmes, National Film Board of Canada, Les Armateurs)

Best VR

Bonfire

Baobab Studios

Best Commercial

The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster

Nexus Studios

Best TV/Media – Preschool

Ask the Storybots

Jibjab Bros. Studios for Netflix

Best TV/Media – Children

Disney Mickey Mouse

Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

BoJack Horseman and his roommate Todd Netflix

Best TV/Media – General Audience

Bojack Horseman

Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Best Student Film

The Fox & The Pigeon

Sheridan College

Best FX for TV/Media

Love, Death & Robots

Blur for Netflix

Nominees: Viktor Németh, Szabolcs Illés, Ádám Sipos , Vladimir Zhovna

Best FX for Feature

Frozen 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Nominees: Benjamin Fiske, Alex Moaveni, Jesse Erickson, Dimitre Berberov, Kee Nam Suong

Best Character Animation – TV/Media

His Dark Materials

BBC Studios

Nominees: Aulo Licinio

Best Character Animation – Animated Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Sergio Martins

Best Character Animation – Live Action

Avengers: Endgame

Weta Digital

Nominees: Sidney Kombo-Kintombo

Best Character Animation – Video Game

Unruly Heroes

Magic Design Studios

Nominees: Sebastien Parodi, Nicolas Leger

Best Character Design – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

Nominees: Keiko Murayama

Best Character Design – Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Torsten Schrank

Best Direction – TV/Media

Disney Mickey Mouse

Disney TV Animation/Disney Channel

Nominees: Alonso Ramirez Ramos

Best Direction – Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Sergio Pablos

Best Music – TV/Media

Love, Death & Robots

Blur for Netflix

Nominees: Rob Cairns

Best Music – Feature

I Lost My Body

Xilam for Netflix

Nominees: Dan Levy

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Best Production Design – TV/Media

Love, Death & Robots

Blur for Netflix

Nominees: Alberto Mielgo

Best Production Design – Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Szymon Biernaki, Marcin Jakubowski

Best Storyboarding – TV/Media

Carmen Sandiego

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and DHX Media for Netflix

Nominees: Kenny Park

Best Storyboarding – Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Sergio Pablos

Best Voice Acting – TV/Media

Bob’s Burgers

20th Century Fox/Bento Box Entertainment

Nominees: H. Jon Benjamin

Best Voice Acting – Feature

Frozen 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Nominees: Josh Gad

Best Writing – TV/Media

Tuca & Bertie

Tornante Productions, LLC for Netflix

Nominees: Shauna McGarry

Best Writing – Feature

I Lost My Body

Xilam for Netflix

Nominees: Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant

Best Editorial – TV/Media

Love, Death & Robots

Blur for Netflix

Nominees: Bo Juhl, Stacy Auckland, Valerian Zamel

Best Editorial – Feature

Klaus

Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine

Nominees: Pablo García Revert