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Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the 48th Annual Annie Awards will be presented in 36 categories including Animated Feature, Animated Feature-Independent, TV/Media Production(s), Sponsored Production , Short Subject, and Student Film, as well as the Achievement and Honorary awards.
The 48th Annual Annie Awards will take place on April 16th, 2021 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
ASIFA-Hollywood announced that while the current pandemic has been a challenge, the 48th Annie Awards ceremony will be held -- either virtually or live -- on Friday, April 16, 2021. The final decision on whether the ceremony is virtual or live will be determined this October 2020. “What this epidemic has taught us is to be flexible in the ways we deliver our message and share our experiences,” said ASIFA- Hollywood Vice President, Sue Shakespeare. “Regardless of how the Annies ceremony is presented this year, it will honor all of the talent in our animation community with the utmost respect and inclusion.”
Entries submitted for consideration will be from animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Exceptions are commercials, short subjects, special projects and student films, which can qualify with or without United States releases.
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About the Annie Awards:
Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, who passed away in July at the age of 99, and in whose name the philanthropic June Foray Award was established, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.