Five Annie's for the Disney's Animated Sisters Handed Out Saturday

Updated 25 weeks ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
Disney's "Frozen" big animated award winner
Disney's "Frozen" big animated award winner

The International Animation Film Society caught the cultural phen Saturday night in Hollywood, as they handed out five "Annie's" to Disney's "Frozen," which this week added a sing-a-long version to cinemas. The sisterhood feature which has exhibited long , long legs since its Thanksgiving opening continues holding with a near $10 million dollar weekend grab. While "Frozen" has become the #1 animated flick gross-wise (not counting reissues), industry speculation basks on whether the icy kingdom will take home an Oscar for Best Animated flick. 

Having grossed about $9.3 million in its 10th weekend places it fourth behind "Titanic," "Avatar," and "Slumdog Millionaire." It should pass "Despicable Me II" by Valentine's Day, Box Office Mojo projects. For its 11th and 12th weekends, if "Frozen" can maintain grosses in the $8-$9 million range, it would topple all prior flicks except for "Avatar" and "Titanic." For this weekend, it needs more than $8.4 million to pass "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and gain a third place. A tally in the $7 million dollar range will place the sisters running with movies like "E.T.," "Home Alone," and Disney's animated "Aladdin."

However, this weekend the animated "Lego Movie" arrives to battle Elsa's wintery spells.

Considering weather patterns across the US, some cartoon scripts have Anna begging Elsa to stop the nasty winter. She responds, "Not until I get my Oscar." And she's celebrating the Annie wins by sending us a major winter storm for Groundhog night.

The film also has industry execs speculating whether it can cross the coveted Billion Dollar Club worldwide. It has yet to open in Japan. Speculation rumbles too on whether the film can sustain "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" merriment right into pre-Spring. "Let it Go" and "For the First Time Ever" continue racking up soundtrack sales and the sing-a-long had the most pre-sold tickets on Friday.

However you analyze the flick's repeat viewing magic --- be it the music, the "sisterhood" theme, or appealing to girls, boys, and adults --- Anna/Elsa has already replaced Hunger Games Catching Fire in the top films derby.

"Frozen" won for Best Animated Feature, Best Direction, Best Music, Best Production Design and Best Voice Acting (Olaf).

Professional cos-player, Elsa Littlepage, enjoying the snow as "Elsa," the snow queen from "Frozen." She says bad weather sticks until the movie wins its Oscar!
Professional cos-player, Elsa Littlepage, enjoying the snow as "Elsa," the snow queen from "Frozen." She says bad weather sticks until the movie wins its Oscar!
Photo by Chris Hayes

 

Congrats to all and check out the full list of winners below:

Best Animated Feature:
Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:
Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios

Best Animated Short Subject:
Get A Horse!,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial:
Despicable Me 2, Cinemark
- Universal Pictures

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children:
Disney Sofia the First
- Disney Television Animation

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience:
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Futurama,20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Video Game:
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog

Best Student Film
Wedding Cake, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Viola Baier, Iris Frisch

Animated Effects in an Animated Production:
Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores, Jason Mayer, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:
Michael Balog, Ryan Hopkins, Patrick Conran, Florian Witzel, Pacific Rim, Industrial Light & Magic

Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production:
Kureha Yokoo, Toy Story of Terror!,Pixar Animation Studios

Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production:
Jakob Jensen, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production:
Jeff Capogreco, Jedrzej Wojtowicz, Kevin Estey, Alessandro Bonora, Gino Acevedo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Gollum,Weta Digital

Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Paul Rudish, Disney Mickey Mouse, Disney Television Animation

Character Design in an Animated Feature Production:
Carter Goodrich, Takao Noguchi, Shane Prigmore, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Angus MacLane, Toy Story of Terror!, Pixar Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated Feature Production:
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Frozen,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Christopher Willis, Disney Mickey Mouse, Disney Television Animation

Music in an Animated Feature Production:
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Christophe Beck, Frozen,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Angela Sung, William Niu, Christine Bian, Emily Tetri, Frederic Stewart, The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Production Design in an Animated Feature Production:
Michael Giaimo, Lisa Keene, David Womersley, Frozen,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Daniel Chong, Toy Story of Terror!, Pixar Animation Studios

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production:
Dean Kelly, Monsters University, Pixar Animation Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Tom Kenny as the voice of Ice King, Adventure Time, Cartoon Network Studios

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production:
Josh Gad as the voice of Olaf, Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Lewis Morton, Futurama, 20th Century Fox Television

Writing in an Animated Feature Production:
Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises,Studio Ghibli/Touchstone Pictures/The Walt Disney Studios

Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production:
Illya Owens, Disney Mickey Mouse, Disney Television Animation

Editorial in an Animated Feature Production:
Greg Snyder, Gregory Amundson, Steve Bloom, Monsters University, Pixar Animation Studios

Winsor McCay Award:
Katsuhiro Otomo, Steven Spielberg, Phil Tippett

June Foray Award:
Alice Davis

Ub Iwerks Award
Dragonframe

Special Achievement Award
Creative Talent Network (CTN) Animation eXpo

Certificate of Merit
I Know That Voice

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