'Klaus' Outshines 'Frozen 2' and 'Toy Story 4' at 2020 Annie Awards
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This Sergio Pablos-directed film, which happens to be Netflix's first original animated feature, sweeps the annual prizegiving by landing seven wins, including Best Animated Feature.

AceShowbiz - Christmas film "Klaus" was the big winner at the 47th annual Annie Awards on Saturday night (January 25), taking home seven honours, including Best Animated Feature.

The movie, Netflix's first original animated feature, beat out "Frozen II", "Toy Story 4" and "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" to dominate the ceremony and leave the Oscars' animation category wide open.

Director and co-writer Sergio Pablos' film about a hapless and lazy postal worker, who stumbles upon an idea to give kids gifts at Christmas, also landed awards for direction, editing, storyboarding, production design, character animation and character design.

There was also a big win for Josh Gad, who won the Voice Performance honour for his role as "Frozen II" snowman Olaf.

The 2020 ceremony was dedicated to animator Richard Williams, who died in August (2019).

The full list of 2020 Annie Awards winners is:

  • Best Animated Feature: "Klaus"
  • Best Animated Feature - Independent: "I Lost My Body"
  • Best Animated Special Production: "How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming"
  • Best Animated Short Subject: "Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days"
  • Best Virtual Reality Production: "Bonfire"
  • Best Animated Television/Media Commercial: "The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster"
  • Best Animated Television/Media Production For Preschool Children: "Ask The Storybots"
  • Best Animated Television/Media Production For Children: "Disney Mickey Mouse"
  • Best General Audience Animated Television/Media Production: "BoJack Horseman"
  • Best Student Film: "The Fox & The Pigeon"
  • Best Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Love, Death & Robots"
  • Best Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production: "Frozen II"
  • Best Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: "His Dark Materials" - Aulo Licinio (Character: lorek)
  • Best Character Animation In An Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" - Sergio Martins (Character: Alva)
  • Best Character Animation in a Live Action Production: "Avengers: Endgame"
  • Best Character Animation in a Video Game: "Unruly Heroes" - Sebastien Parodi (Characters: Heroes Kid version, Underworld NPC) & Nicolas Leger (Characters: Wukong, Kihong, Sandmonk, Sanzang, Enemies and cinematics)
  • Best Character Design in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Carmen Sandiego" (Keiko Murayama)
  • Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" (Torsten Schrank)
  • Best Directing in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Disney Mickey Mouse" - Alonso Ramirez Ramos
  • Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" - Sergio Pablos
  • Best Music in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Love, Death & Robots" - Rob Cairns
  • Best Music in an Animated Feature Production: "I Lost My Body" - Dan Levy
  • Best Production Design in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Love, Death & Robots" - Alberto Mielgo
  • Best Production Design In An Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" - Szymon Biernacki, Marcin Jakubowski
  • Best Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Carmen Sandiego" - Kenny Park
  • Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" - Sergio Pablos
  • Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Bob's Burgers" - H. Jon Benjamin (Character: Bob)
  • Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: "Frozen II" - Josh Gad (Character: Olaf)
  • Best Writing in an Animated Television/Media Production:"Tuca & Bertie" - Shauna McGarry
  • Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production: "I Lost My Body" - Jeremy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant
  • Best Editorial in an Animated Television/Media Production: "Love, Death & Robots" - Bo Juhl, Stacy Auckland, Valerian Zamel
  • Best Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: "Klaus" - Pablo Garcia Revert

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