Okko's Inn joins the main features in the indie category
The nominees for the 47th Annie Awards have been revealed, representing a wide array of features and shorts showcasing excellence in animation. As usual, there's a little bit of anime in the mix, and this time the main honors go to Weathering with You, PROMARE, and Okko's Inn.
All three of these titles missed the opportunity to slip into the Best Feature category, and are instead being considered for Best Indie Feature. The term "indie" can be pretty nebulous, but I don't know if anyone would consider Madhouse to be an indie studio. Oh well!
Weathering with You was also nominated for the Best FX for Feature, Best Direction - Feature, and Best Writing - Feature categories. Production I.G and SOLA Digital Arts' CG Ultraman anime is up for Best Direction - TV/Media along with Rilakkuma & Kaoru, and Carole & Tuesday has been nominated for Best Storyboarding - TV/Media.
In the anime adjacent world, Alita: Battle Angel and Detective Pikachu are being considered for Best Character Animation - Live Action, and Kingdom Hearts III is among the nominees for Best Character Animation - Video Game.
You can see more nominees at the official Annie Awards website, and we'll find out who won what on Saturday, January 25, 2020.