December 02, 2008 02:37:58 GMT
'Kung Fu Panda' leads the nominations of 36th Annual Annie Awards with 17 nods, while 'Bolt' and 'Wall-E' trail behind with 9 and 8 counts respectively.
On Monday, December 1, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has come out with an announcement of 2008 Annie Awards' nominations. Dominating the list is "Kung Fu Panda" with 17 nods for the animated features category as well as for video games category.
In the feature film category itself, this DreamWorks Animation comedy has collected in total 16 nods. One comes from the production category, that is Best Animated Feature, whereas the rest from the individual nominations. For the Best Voice Acting title, "Panda" has managed to put three of its voice actors, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong and Ian McShane, to compete with voice actors from "Wall-E" and "Bolt". Additionally, it also gives directors John Stevenson and Mark Osborne a shot for Best Animated Film Director.
Beside "Kung Fu Panda", other movies collecting multiple nominations for Annie are "Bolt" and "Wall-E". "Bolt" has earned 9 counts and "Wall-E" has landed on 8 nods. Both of which will be up against "Panda", "$9.99" and "Waltz With Bashir" for the Best Animated Feature kudo.
The 36th Annual Annie Awards ceremony for the winners announcement will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, California. While the complete nominees list for the 27 overall categories can be seen via AnnieAwards.org, the full nominees list for the movie category can be read below.
Complete movie nominees list of 2008 Annie Awards:
Best Animated Feature: