February 08, 2010 06:32:25 GMT
The Pixar's movie was honored with Best Animated Feature gong at the awards show, which is dominated by 'The Princess and the Frog' and 'Coraline' with three prizes each.
"Up" soared at the 37th Annual Annie Awards as it was named the Best Animated Feature. At the gala which was held on Saturday, February 6, Pete Docter who directed this Pixar Animation Studios' film also took home best director for animated feature prize.
Though "Up" landed the coveted prize, the big winners that night were "The Princess and the Frog" and "Coraline" which nabbed three awards each. The Walt Disney Pictures musical comedy won for Animated Effects, Character Animation and Voice Acting categories, while the Dakota Fanning-starring animation nabbed gongs from Character Design, Music and Production Design categories.
Also taking home a trophy that night were "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Monsters vs. Aliens. The 20th Century Fox's movie that has George Clooney and Meryl Streep among the cast aided Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach to grab award in writing. In the meantime, the Reese Witherspoon-starring film helped Tom Owens to win Storyboarding kudo.
Beside honoring animated movies, 37th Annual Annie Awards also honored TV and commercial in all 23 categories. Leading the pack in TV categories was "Prep and Landing" which scored three prizes, including Best Animated Television Production, Character Design and Production Design.
Full Winners List of the 37th Annual Annie Awards: