'Rango' Takes Best Animated Film At The Annie Awards

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 5, 2012 9:57 AM
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While it's pretty much an inevitability that "Rango" will take Best Animated Film at the Oscars in a few weeks, the film received another boost this weekend at the Annie Awards.

Beating a field of ten including fellow Academy Award contenders "A Cat In Paris," "Chico & Rita," "Kung Fu Panda 2," and "Puss In Boots," the Gore Verbinski-directed, Johnny Depp-starring surreal, quasi-western took home the big prize at the show. Since its inception in 1992, the Annie Awards winner has only missed matching the evenual Oscar winner three times -- so, we bet Verbinski is starting to get that acceptance speech written now. "Rango" also took writing, editing, character design and the award for "favorite" film as well. However, it was Jennifer Yuh Nelson who took the Best Directing prize for "Kung Fu Panda 2." Meanwhile, "The Adventures of Tintin" wasn't completely shut out, nabbing a prize for John Williams' score.

Take a look at the full list of winners below. And if you're making your Oscar picks, "Rango" seems like a sure bet at this point. [via Deadline]

Full List of Annie Award Winners

Animated Feature
Rango – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Directing in a Television Production
Matthew Nastuk “The Simpsons” – Gracie Films

Directing in a Feature Production
Jennifer Yuh Nelson “Kung Fu Panda 2” – DreamWorks Animation

General Audience Animated TV Production
The Simpsons – Gracie Films

Voice Acting in a Television Production
Jeff Bennett as Kowalski “Penguins of Madagascar” – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Bill Nighy as Grandsanta “Arthur Christmas” – Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Writing in a Television Production
Carolyn Omine “The Simpsons -Treehouse of Horror XXII” – Gracie Films

Writing in a Feature Production
John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkit “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Productions

Editing in Television Production
Ted Machold, Jeff Adams, Doug Tiano, Bob Tomlin “Penguins of Madagascar” – Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

Editing in a Feature Production
Craig Wood, A.C.E. “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Animated Television Production – Preschool
Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Disney Television Animation

Animated Television Production – Children
The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network in Association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi

Animated Special Production
Kung Fu Panda – Secrets of the Masters – DreamWorks Animation

Animated Short Subject
Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee

Animated Television Commercial
Twinings “Sea” – Psyop

Animated Video Game
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet – Shadow Planet Productions, Gagne/Fuelcell

Music in a Television Production
Grace Potter, Michael Giacchino “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in a Feature Production
John Williams “Tintin” – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Production Design in a Television Production
Mark Bodnar, Chris Tsirgiotis, Sue Mondt and Daniel Elson “Secret Mountain Fort Awesome” – Cartoon Network Studios

Production Design in a Feature Production
Raymond Zibach “Kung Fu Panda 2” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production
Barry W. Johnson “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Jeremy Spears “Winnie The Pooh” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Kevin Romond “Tintin” – Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films and Kennedy/Marshall

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production
Florent Andorra “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” – Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in a Television Production
Chad Sellers “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Jeff Gabor “Rio” – Blue Sky Studios

Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Eric Reynolds “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” – 20th Century Fox

Character Design in a Television Production
Bill Schwab “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Character Design in a Feature Production
Mark “Crash” McCreery “Rango” – Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/GK Films Production

Members Favorite Award
Rango

June Foray Award
Art Leonardo

Winsor McCay Award
Walt Peregoy
Ronald Searle
Børge Ring

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