The 2012 Annie Awards has announced its winners on Saturday, February 4. It was unveiled that "Rango" came out as the biggest winner, while "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" were among the other shining names.
"Rango" grabbed four prizes, including the coveted Best Animated Feature gong. It, however, lost the Best Director award to "Kung Fu Panda 2" helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Hot on its heels was "Tintin", which took home trophies for Best Animated Effects and Best Music in a Feature Production.
In the live-action field, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" emerged as the winners. "Rise" bagged the Character Animation award, while "Transformers 3" grabbed the Animated Effects prize.
Other winners at the awards include "Rio" which collected the kudos for Best Writing and Best Editing, and "Winnie the Pooh" which claimed the Best Storyboarding trophy. Bill Nighy, in the meantime, was awarded with Voice Acting prize for his work in "Arthur Christmas".
"Puss in Boots", on the other hand, must went home empty handed. Despite being nominated in nine categories, the Oscar contender has failed to score any award at the prize-giving show.
The 39th annual Annie Awards took place at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. The show has been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972, and has been held to honor the accomplishments in animation industry.
2012 Annie Awards winners: