Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

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All the winners of the Annie Awards 2023, the coveted awards dedicated to the world of animation, have just been revealed. Let’s find out

Il February 25, 2023 the world of animation gathered at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, at the University of California, to discover the winners of the coveted Annie Awards, this year arrived at the 50th edition. The ceremony, finally back live, aims to reward the excellences that have distinguished themselves in the field of animation in 2022.

The Triumph of Pinocchio

It is undeniable that this was the year of Pinocchiowho arrived at the ceremony with nine nominations in his pocket, managing to win in four categories: Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Character Animation and Best Score. Behind him Marcel the Shell, who conquered the category Best Independent Film, Best Screenplay e al Best Dubbing.

He failed to win against these two giants Avatar: The Way of Water (here our review), who still took home the victory in the category Best Visual Effects e Best Animation in a Live-action Film. Also Puss in Boots: The Last Wishwas the winner of two statuettes, for Miglior Storyboarding and the Best Editing.

Here is the list of all the winners.

Best Film – Best Independent Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Film:

  • Red
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – WINNER
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • The monster of the seas
  • Wendell & Wild

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Independent Film:

  • Charlotte
  • Inu-Oh
  • Little Nicholas, Happy As Can Be
  • Marcel the Shell – VINCITORE
  • My father’s dragon

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture – Best Character Animation in a Feature Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Visual Effects in a Film:

  • Avatar: The Water Way – WINNER
  • Lightyear
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Minions 2 – How Gru becomes very evil
  • The monster of the seas

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Character Animation in a Feature Film:

  • Red – Teresa Falcone
  • Red – Eric Anderson
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Tucker Barrie – WINNER
  • Too bad – Jorge Capote
  • Too Bad – Min Hong

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Best Character Animation in a Live-Action Feature Film – Best Character Animation in a Video Game | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Character Animation in a Live-action Feature Film:

  • Avatar: The Water Way – WINNER
  • Beast
  • Finch
  • Jurassic World – Domination
  • Peacemaker

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Character Animation in a Video Game:

  • Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course – VINCITORE
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Moss: Book II
  • Potionomics

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Best Director in a Feature Film – Best Character Design in a Feature Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Director in a Feature Film:

  • Red – Domee Shi
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Guillermo Del Toro & Mark Gustafson – WINNER
  • Marcel the Shell – Dean Fleischer Camp, Kirsten Lepore, & Stephen Chiodo
  • My father’s dragon, – Nora Twomey
  • Wendell & Wild, – Henry Selick

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Character Design in a Feature Film:

  • Luck – Massimiliano Narciso
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Jesús Alonso Iglesias
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – Ida Hem
  • Too Bad – Taylor Krahenbuhl – WINNER
  • Wendell & Wild – Paul Lobato

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Best Music in a Feature Film – Best Production Design in a Feature Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Music in a Feature Film:

  • Edited – Ludwig Göransson, Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
  • William the Bull’s Pinocchio – Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, William the Bull, Patrick McHale – VICTOR
  • Mad God – Dan Wool
  • Too Bad – Daniel Pemberton
  • Creature from the Seas – Mark Mancia, Nell Benjamin, Laurence O’Keefe

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Production Design in a Feature Film:

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Curt Enderle & Guy Davis – WINNER
  • Mad God – Phil Tippett
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Nate Wragg, Joseph Feinsilver, Claire Keane, Wayne Tsay / Naveen Selvanathan
  • Too Bad – Luc Desmarchelier & Floriane Marchix
  • Monster of the Seas – Matthias Lechner & Jung Woonyoung

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Best Storyboard in a Feature Film – Best Voice Acting in a Feature Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Storyboard in a Feature Film:

  • Minions 2 – How Gru becomes very bad – Nima Azarba
  • Minions 2 – How Gru Becomes Very Bad – Dave Feiss
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Anthony Holden – WINNER
  • Strange World – Jeff Snow
  • Strange World – Javier Ledesma Barboll

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Dubbing in a Feature Film:

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – David Bradley (Geppetto)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Gregory Mann (Pinocchio)
  • Marcel the Shell – Jenny Slate (Marcel) – VINCITORE
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Wagner Moura (Wolf)
  • Monster of the Seas – Zaris-Angel Hator (Maisie Brumble)

Best Screenplay in a Feature Film – Best Editing in a Feature Film | Annie Awards 2023 winners

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Screenplay in a Feature Film:

  • Red – Jason Loftus
  • Inu-Oh – Akiko Nogi
  • Marcel the Shell – Jenny Slate, Nick Paley, Elisabeth Holm – VINCITORE

Below are the nominees and the winner for the category Best Editing in a Feature Film:

  • Lightyear– Tony Greenberg, Katie Bishop, Chloe Kloezeman, Axel Geddes, Tim Fox
  • Red – Nicholas Smith, Steve Bloom, David Suther, Anna Wolitzky, Christopher Zuber
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Ken Schretzmann, Holly Klein, Emily Chiu, Hamilton Barrett
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – James Ryan, ACE, Jacquelyn Karambelas, Natalla Cronembold, Joe Butler, Katie Parody – WINNER
  • Monster of the Seas – Joyce Arrastica, ACE, Will Erokan, Vivek Sharma, Michael Hugh O’Donnell, Daniel Ortiz

Annie Awards 2023: here is the list of all the winners

Now we aim for the Oscar

Needless to deny it, this was Pinocchio’s ceremony. Guillermo del Toro couldn’t hold back his enthusiasm. The director emotionally confessed how much he wanted that award because “It’s the damned most beautiful trophy in the world!”.

We are now waiting to find out who will win between Pinocchio and Marcel the Shell. The next battleground? The Oscar 2023! The two contenders will have to contend for the prize with Red, The monster of the seas and Puss in boots 2 – The last wish. Who will win?

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Magdalena Skrok is an accomplished writer who delves into the realm of new movies and TV series. With an unwavering passion for cinematic storytelling, Magdalena keeps readers informed about the latest releases, upcoming projects, and exciting developments in the world of entertainment.