The 45th Annual Annie Awards were presented on Saturday from UCLA’s Royce Hall, and Coco, Pixar’s colorful journey through the Land of the Dead, absolutely pummeled the competition winning a trophy in every category for which it was nominated, including Best Animated Feature.
The Annie Award is the highest honor given for accomplishments in animation. The Annies have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972.
Following its Golden Globe win for Best Animated Feature, this trophy confirms Coco’s status as the frontrunner in the category for the Oscars.
Coco also won trophies for Direction (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina), Voice Acting (Anthony Gonzalez), Animated Effects (Shaun Galinak, Dave Hale, Jason Johnston, Carl Kaphan and Keith Daniel Klohn), Character Animation (John Chun Chiu Lee), Character Design (Daniel Arriaga, Daniela Strijleva, Greg Dykstra, Alonso Martinez and Zaruhi Galstyan), Music (Michael Giacchino, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco and Adrian Molina), Production Design (Harley Jessup, Danielle Feinberg, Bryn Imagire, Nathaniel McLaughlin and Ernesto Nemesio), Storyboarding (Dean Kelly), Writing (Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich) and Editorial (Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich, Greg Snyder and Tim Fox).