Belle et Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Anime Films nominated for Annie Awards – News

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominees for its 49th annual Annie Awards on Tuesday. Mamoru hosoda‘s BEAUTIFUL, Ayumu Watanabe‘s Fortune favors Lady Nikuko, Takayuki Hirao‘s Pompo: The Cinephile, and that of Patrick Imbert The Summit of the Gods received nominations in the “Best Independent Feature” category.

by Hosoda BEAUTIFUL also received nominations in the “Best Directing – Feature”, “Best FX – Feature”, “Best Production Design – Feature” and “Best Writing – Feature” categories.

Youki Kojima and Yuta Bandomusic for the Chimney Town Doll film was nominated in the category “Best Music – Feature Film”.

Netflix‘s Castlevania was also nominated in the category “Best FX – TV / Media”.

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of animation. ASIFA-Hollywood added the award for best independent animated feature film to the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only feature films released on a large scale, but also independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that otherwise might not get the attention they deserve. ” Mamoru hosoda‘s Mirai film won the award in 2019.

The awards ceremony will take place on February 26 at Royce Hall, UCLA.

Sources: Annie Awards website, Indie wire (Bill Desowitz)

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