nominees//45th ANNIE AWARDS

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Box office champ Coco dominated the list of nominees for the 45th Annie Awards, earning mentions in categories that include Best Animated Feature. Critical favorite, The Breadwinner, earned 10 nominations. Both films are set to become Oscar contenders, with Coco currently serving as the awards season favorite.

DreamWorks Animation led in the studio realm, picking up 22 nominations for films such as The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

The Annie Awards celebrate the best in animation for film and television each year. The 45th ceremony will take place on February 3, 2018 at Royce Hall at UCLA.

PARTIAL LIST OF NOMINEES:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
DreamWorks Animation

CARS 3
Pixar Animation Studios

COCO
Pixar Animation Studios

DESPICABLE ME 3
Illumination

THE BOSS BABY
DreamWorks Animation

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE-INDEPENDENT

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD
Taro Maki, GENCO, Inc., and Masao Maruyama, MAPPA Co., Ltd

LOVING VINCENT
BreakThru Films, Production Company Trademark Films, Co-Production Company

NAPPING PRINCESS
Nippon TV

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES
Folivari/Panique!/Studiocanal

THE BREADWINNER
Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions

BEST DIRECTING IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION

COCO
Director: Lee Unkrich; Co-Director: Adrian Molina

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES
Co-Director: Benjamin Renner; Co-Director: Patrick Imbert

THE BOSS BABY
Director: Tom McGrath

THE BREADWINNER
Director: Nora Twomey

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Director: Chris McKay

BEST MUSIC IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
Composer: Theodor Shapiro

COCO
Composer: Michael Giacchino; Composer/Lyricist: Kristin Anderson-Lopez; Composer/Lyricist: Robert Lopez; Composer: Germaine Franco; Lyricist: Adrian Molina

LOVING VINCENT
Composer: Clint Mansell

OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE
Composer/Lyricist: Elyssa Samsel; Kate Anderson; Composer: Christophe Beck

THE BREADWINNER
Composer: Mychael Danna; Jeff Danna

For a complete list of nominees, click here!

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