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.

‘Zootopia’ dominates the 44th Annie Awards while ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ misses the cut
11:00 am PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The halls of Disney animation studio might be brimming with joy as their award gallery just got filled with more trophies which the studio won for Zootopia and Moana. At the recently concluded 44th Annie Awards presented by ASIFA – Hollywood, which was hosted on 4 February, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Zootopia bagged the six awards out of the total 11 nominations, including the best animated feature. Zootopia directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, character design artist Cory Loftis, storyboard artist Dean … Read More

Oscar nomination 2017: ‘Your Name’ misses out while ‘Suicide Squad’ makes it to the list
10:30 am PDT 25/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, 24 Jaunary, 2017, recognising the excellence of cinematic achievements for the year 2016. The awards are handed out in 24 categories, most of which have five nominees. The exceptions being Best Picture, which can have five to ten nominees, has nine nominees this year while Makeup and Hairstyling has three nominees. This year, the announcement of the Academy nominations was done in a unique way. Instead of a formal presentation, the … Read More

eOne’s ‘Peppa Pig’ wins Best New Property at Asian Licensing Awards 2017
5:00 pm PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One’s preschool animated television series Peppa Pig was accorded ‘Best New Property’ at Asian Licensing Awards which was held recently at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017. Commenting on the award win, eOne, head of global licensing, Andrew Carley said, “It is a real honour that Peppa Pig has scooped this award and it is testament to the phenomenal year that the property has enjoyed in Asia. We thank our partners and the team here … Read More

MAAC’s Delhi CG Animation Awards proves beneficial for both, industry and youngsters
1:00 pm PDT 14/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden, India’s leading Animation, VFX and Multimedia institute, presented the 5th edition of annual Delhi CG Animation Awards (DCGAA) at The Ansal Plaza, Khel gaon, New Delhi on 11 April, 2016. Films, awards, industry veterans, youngsters and the energy of ‘Dilli’ were the key ingredients in the making of the daylong event. It kick-started with the screening of 64 movies received in Student Closed Category made by over 700 … Read More

Two VFX heavy films ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ bag the National Film Awards 2016
11:00 am PDT 28/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 63rd National Film Awards honoured Baahubali: The Beginning as the Best Film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali as the Best Director for Bajirao Mastani. The VFX heavy films with immense work on creation of drama and phenomenal art of storytelling have bagged the award at the highest honourable ceremony that celebrates the work of Indian cinema to the fullest. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor award for his role in Piku while Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for … Read More

New York International Children’s Film Festival winners announced
2:00 pm PDT 22/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The New York International Children’s Film Festival which took place from 26 February, 2016 to 20 March, 2016 has announced the winners of its 19th edition in various categories. During four weekends of films from over 30 countries in the month of March, the festival witnessed over 25,000 parents, children, and filmmakers to experience exclusive new films for ages 3-18. The films showcased were across all genres like animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from over 2,500 international submissions. … Read More

Shaun the Sheep triumphs at the British Animation Awards 2016
1:00 pm PDT 11/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie has added another honour as it bagged the Best Long Form Animation award at the British Animation Awards (BAA) 2016. The awards ceremony marked its 20th Anniversary and was held at London BFI Southbank on 10 March 2016. The Amazing World Of Gumball: The Shell, the animated series for kids, won the Best children’s series and Children’s choice award. Also, Martin Freeman won the award for Best voice performance in Magic Light Pictures’s animated feature Stick Man. The BAA … Read More

‘Shaandaar’ and ‘Dilwale’ in the race for the Worst film at Golden Kela Awards 2016  
2:00 pm PDT 04/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Films like Shaandaar and Dilwale have created a buzz in the industry due to the use of animation and VFX to enhance the overall feel of the film, but now both are competing in the race for the ‘Worst Film’ at the 8th Annual Golden Kela Awards 2016. And, they have a tough competition from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bombay Velvet and Singh is Bliing that are part of the race too. Though Shaandaar didn’t entertain audience through its live … Read More

Inside Out, Ex Machina and Bear Story sparkle at the 2016 Oscars
11:00 am PDT 29/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The race for the highest honour has finally culminated! And among the tough competitors, Inside Out, Ex Machina and Bear Story have touched the finish line emerging victorious at the 2016 Oscars. Out of the five nominations Disney Pixar’s Inside Out bagged the award for the Best Animated Feature as it struck the audience predominantly due to its phenomenal art of storytelling and creative animation skill. Directed and co-written by Pete Docter along with Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera, Inside … Read More

‘Shaun the Sheep’ among the finalists for the 2016 British Animation Awards  
4:00 pm PDT 23/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The British Animation Awards, which honours the remarkable work in British animation across a variety of platforms, has announced its finalists. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the British Animation Awards ceremony will be held at London BFI Southbank on 10 March 2016. Among the finalists announced, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep: The Movie will compete against Magic Light Pictures’s Stick Man and Fettle Animation’s BBC Learning film Children of the Holocaust in the Best Long Form Animation category. Martin Freeman, Chris O’Dowd and … Read More

Prasad Sutar wins Best Visual Effects for ‘Bajirao Mastani’ at Zee Cine Awards 2016
10:00 am PDT 22/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The visually pleasing film Bajirao Mastani did its magic at the Zee Cine Awards 2016 held on 20 February at Mumbai as it won the Best Film (Jury) award for the year 2015. Well how could the visual effects of the film go unrecognised, therefore the Best Visual Effects award was also bagged by the VFX supervisor Prasad Sutar for Bajirao Mastani. The historical romance drama film cemented its spark during the award ceremony as it emerged victorious in as … Read More

‘Inside Out’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Edmond’ shine at BAFTA Awards 2016
2:00 pm PDT 15/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Inside Out continues to baffle audience as it bags the Best Animated Film Award at the 69th BAFTA Film Awards held on 14 February, 2016. Along with this, Star Wars: The Force Awakens won the honour in the Special Visual Effects category and Edmond emerged victorious in the British Short Animation category. Disney Pixar’s Inside Out faced tough competition by Illumination Entertainment’s Minions and Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep Movie in the Best Animated Film category. Pete Docter’s creation of emotions … Read More