In the weirdest Oscar year ever, Kung-Fu Panda swept the Annie Awards and Wall-E, a film that holds the record for the most nominated categories for an animated film at the Oscars, goes home empty-handed.
No joke, read it and weep, as Variety’s Peter Debruge reports:
Fifteen-category victory marks a coup for DreamWorks Animation, which hasn‚Äôt seen one of its CG features take the Annies‚Äô top prize since 2002 (though they did share the stage with Aardman three years back for stop-motion ‚ÄúWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit‚Äù), especially since the show has correctly forecast the Academy‚Äôs taste all but once since the Oscars introduced its feature animation category.
Well guess what, Annies, get ready for number two.¬† Perhaps they did this because of Pixar burn-out but it’s rather self-hating I’d say to give a sweep to Kung-Fu Panda after a film like Wall-e has broken new ground with the general population. This is not to discount Kung-Fu Panda for being good, it is good, it just isn’t one of the best. films. of. the. year.