Thursday, October 6, 2022

The 2021 Annie Award Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Annie Award winners have been announced representing the best in animation for 2021.

Click below to take a look at the film winners.

Best Feature
Encanto
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sing 2
The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Best Indie Feature
Belle
Flee
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
Pompo the Cinephile
The Summit of the Gods

Best FX – Feature
Belle
Encanto
Raya and the Last Dragon
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Vivo

Best Character Animation – Feature
Encanto
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Wish Dragon

Best Character Animation – Live Action
Flora & Ulysses
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Suicide Squad
The Tomorrow War
The Last Man

Best Character Design – Feature
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
Ron’s Gone Wrong
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Vivo

Best Direction – Feature
Belle – Mamoru Hosoda
Encanto – Jared Bush, Byron Howard & Charise Castro Smith
Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen & Kenneth Ladekjær
Luca – Enrico Casarosa
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Mike Rianda & Jeff Rowe

Best Music – Feature
Encanto – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Germaine Franco
Luca – Dan Romer
Poupelle of Chimney Town – Youki Kojima & Yuta Bandoh
Raya and the Last Dragon – James Newton Howard & Jhené Aiko
Vivo – Alex Lacamoire & Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Production Design – Feature
Belle
Raya and the Last Dragon
Ron’s Gone Wrong
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Vivo

Best Storyboarding – Feature
Encanto
Raya and the Last Dragon
Spirit Untamed
The Addams Family 2
Vivo

Best Voice Acting – Feature
Encanto – John Leguizamo
Encanto – Stephanie Beatriz
Luca – Jack Dylan Grazer
Raya and the Last Dragon – Kelly Marie Tran
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Abbi Jacobson

Best Writing – Feature
Belle – Mamoru Hosoda
Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen & Amin Nawabi
Luca – Jesse Andrews & Mike Jones
Raya and the Last Dragon – Qui Nguyen & Adele Lim
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Mike Rianda & Jeff Rowe

Best Editorial – Feature
Encanto
Flee
Luca
Raya and the Last Dragon
The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The full list of winners including television can be found here.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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