44th Annie Awards

44th Annie Awards
DateFebruary 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)
SiteRoyce Hall
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Organized byASIFA-Hollywood
Best Animated
Best DirectionByron Howard and Rich Moore
Most awardsZootopia (6)
Most nominationsZootopia (11)

The 44th Annual Annie Awards honoring excellence in the field of animation of 2016 took place on February 4, 2017 at the University of California, Los Angeles's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California, presenting in 36 categories.

Production categories

On November 28, 2016, the nominations for Annie Awards were announced.[1] Zootopia earned the most number of nominations with 11, followed by Kubo and the Two Strings with 10.

Best Animated Feature Best Animated Special Production
Best Animated Short Subject Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial
  • Loteria 'Night Shift' – Passion Pictures Ltd
  • Duelyst – Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer – Plastic Wax
  • Lily & the Snowman – Hornet
  • The Importance of Paying Attention: Teeth – Bill Plympton Studio
Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience
Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Best Animated Feature — Independent
Best Student Film
  • Citipati – Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • FISHWITCH – Adrienne Dowling
  • The Abyss – Liying Huang
  • The Wrong End of the Stick – Terri Matthews
  • Twiddly Things – Adara Todd
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