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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Smashes ‘Brave’ at the Annies

In a rare case of internecine Hollywood violence, Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” dominated this year’s Annie Awards, taking home the top prize at the expense of Disney/Pixar’s “Brave.”

All in all, “Wreck-It Ralph” earned five awards at the 40th annual celebration of animation, including Best Animated Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for Alan Tudyk, who provided the voice of the villainous King Candy.

There was some good news for “Brave” fans, though; thanks in part to the fact that the Annies give out awards for every category you could possibly imagine (seriously, there are 35 categories), the Pixar hit did take home two Annies, for Best Editorial and Best Production Design.

Also winning multiple awards on the evening: “ParaNorman” (Character Animation and Character Design) and “Rise of the Guardians” (Storyboarding and Animated Effects in an Animated Feature). Even live action films such as “The Avengers” and “Life of Pi” won awards for their use of CGI animation and 3D special effects.

But it was “Wreck-It Ralph” dominating the evening and the buzz, as the Disney film picked up even more momentum heading into the Oscars; earlier this year “Wreck-It Ralph” won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.

For a full list of categories, nominees and winners, head to the official Annie Awards website. Just make sure you have plenty of free time.


Categories: Awards

Tags: 2013 Annies, Awards