An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization to recognize their excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. This is precisely what you will find here, with news and coverage around various domestic and global awards nights.

‘Mahayoddha Rama’ awarded best animation film at the 64th National Film Awards
6:00 pm PDT 07/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 64 National Film Awards announced its winners this morning. Encompassing the entire Indian cinema, the annual National Film Awards honour the best films of 2016. Hum Chitra Banate Hai won the Best Animation Film award in the Non-feature Film category. Directed by Nina Sabnani, animated by Piyush Verma and Shyam Sundar Chatterjee and produced by IDA and IIT Mumbai, Hum Chitra Banate Hai is a playfully warm story that brings to life India’s traditional art by incorporating it innovatively … Read More

Yet to be released kids’ program ‘Trigo’ tops the number of nominations for BAF Awards 2017
11:00 am PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Best Animated Frames or BAF awards was initiated in 2004 by FICCI to recognise the efforts of students and professionals from the field of animation. With the 18th edition of FICCI Frames underway at Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai, the awards would be back tomorrow. The awards take entries from the sections of animation, visual effects and gaming. With just 24 hours remaining before the accolades are given away to the deserving ones, here’s a look at this year’s nominees: … Read More

‘Overwatch’ and ‘Uncharted 4’ continue dominating awards, this time at SXSW
5:45 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Another awards recognising the best games from the previous year was held over the weekend. South by South West or SXSW not only showed off amazing tech, music and movies but also paid stern attention to gaming. It didn’t come as a surprise when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won the highest accolade of the evening, the ‘Game of The Year’. Apart from the most prestigious title, the offering from Naughty Dog studios also won best Visual Achievement, Excellence in … Read More

Stereo D makes its mark on the Lumiere Awards
10:00 am PDT 15/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Deluxe’s Stereo D had many reasons to smile at the 28th Lumiere Awards by the Advanced Imaging Society held on 12 Feb, 2017 at Warner Bros Studios in Los Angeles. While Disney/Lucas Film’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story walked away with the best 2D to 3D conversion in live action feature and Marvel’s Doctor Strange won the best stereography for live action award and the Best 3D Scene of the year awards. Both these movies were stereo-converted by the … Read More

‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’, ‘Inside’ and ‘Firewatch’ lead the 2017 British Academy Games Awards nominations
12:00 pm PDT 10/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2016 has been a great year for gaming. Although, there were a lot of terrific releases in the past year, some games like Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Blizzard’s Overwatch, Playdead’s Inside and Niantic’s Pokemon Go have bagged accolades across various awards. Now, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the  2017 British Academy Games Awards. Three games managed to outshine others in the nominations at least. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s … Read More

‘Among the Black Waves’ by Anna Budanova walks away with the Grand Prix at the 36th Anima Festival
3:30 pm PDT 06/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 36th Brussels International Animation Film Festival, Anima 2017, came to a close on Sunday (5 March) evening with an attendance that greatly exceeded the record of 42,000 visitors reached last year. After a ten-day invasion of the Flagey studios and theatres, the curtain came down on the Festival with the much awaited announcements of the competition winners, followed by the screening of Roger Mainwood’s feature Ethel and Ernest and the awarded films. The international jury – made up of Rémi Durin … Read More

‘Zootopia’, ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Piper’ shine at the 89th Academy Awards
3:00 pm PDT 27/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It was that time of the year when not only the filmmakers and the actors, but also the audience worldwide wait with bated breath, as the results of months-long toil were announced at the most prestigious award ceremony of all time – The Oscars. Spotlights were on. The red carpet was rolled out. The stage was set. And the crowd sat in anticipation and anxiousness. It was the biggest night for the cinema industry- the 89th Academy Awards. The award ceremony … Read More

69th Writers Guild Awards: ‘Arrival’ & ‘Uncharted 4’ bag awards, Mike Judge felicitated with lifetime achievement award
2:00 pm PDT 21/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 69th annual Writers Guild Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt on Sunday, 29 February, 2017, at Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA, honour the best works of writing in film, television, radio and video game. Writer Joe Lawson’s “Stop The Presses” from BoJack Horseman received the best animated series award among other nominees which were The Simpsons (Fox), Elena of Avalor (Disney) and Star Wars Rebels (Disney/Lucasfilm). Eric Heisserer grabbed the award for the best adapted screenplay for Arrival (Paramount … Read More

Stalwarts of Indian Animation & VFX industry and Arena students receive recognition at Orbit Live Awards 2017 night
3:15 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Orbit Live Awards encompasses the whole animation and VFX industry of India and recognises the achievement of an entire gambit of artists working in this field. The awards night was held on the third day (4 February, 2017) of the Orbit Live event which was taking place at The Retreat, Mumbai. The evening was filled with mesmerising performances which included folk dance by a group of girls, hip-hop dance by the famous ‘Fictitious Dance Group’ on whom the movie ABCD2 was … Read More

Kidscreen Awards 2017 announces winners
2:00 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was singled out and celebrated by the global kids’ entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit 2017, an event hosted by renowned comedian Darrin Rose and sponsored by the Canada Media Fund. Determined by two panels of industry judges, awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following entries: Programming- Preschool Category: Best in Class Nina’s World (Sprout) Best New Series Dot. (The Jim Henson Company/CBC/Industrial Brothers) Best … Read More

BAFTA Awards 2017: ‘Kubo & the Two Strings’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’, Tom Holland bag awards
1:30 pm PDT 13/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After the Annie and VES (Visual Effects Society) awards, comes the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), rewarding the outstanding work done not kust in the field of live-action but also in the field of animation and visual effects. This year, the victors were Kubo and the Two Strings, The Jungle Book and A Love Story. Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings won the award for Best Animated Film, beating Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory, Disney’s Moana and Zootropolis (a.k.a Zootopia). “I … Read More

‘Jungle Book’ wins big while ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ disappoints at the 15th VES Awards
5:00 pm PDT 08/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Commemorating its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society (VES) held its annual award ceremony, recognising the talent from the Visual effect industry across various spheres. The 15th edition of the Visual Effects Society Awards was held on Tuesday evening at Beverly Hilton. While Disney’s Jungle Book was a major winner at the event as it bagged five accolades to its name, Star Wars’ stand alone film, Rogue One, did not manage to get its hands on any awards, even though … Read More