"How to Train Your Dragon" was the big winner at the Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5 after Disney boycotted the animation prizegiving. The 3D film is expected to lose out to Disney's "Toy Story 3" at the Oscars later this month, but "How to Train Your Dragon" had a moment of glory in Hollywood at the weekend.
The DreamWorks production picked up 10 trophies, including Best Picture and a voice-acting prize for Jay Baruchel. "Toy Story 3" was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the International Animated Film Society prizegiving, along with Disney's "Tangled", but studio bosses pulled out of the event in a dispute over voting procedures.
Around at the same time, "The King's Speech", "Black Swan" and "Inception" were the big winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards in Hollywood on Saturday night. Oscars Best Picture favorite "The King's Speech" claimed the prize for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, while "Black Swan" won the same honor for a Contemporary Film and Inception for Fantasy Film.
"Mad Men", "Modern Family" and "Saturday Night Live" picked up the night's TV awards.