Achievement Category

Best Character Animation in a Live Action Production

An Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in a Live Action Production shall be awarded to a Character Animator or Character Animation Team for creative excellence in the field of animation.

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive this award, an individual or team must have worked in the capacity of, and received appropriate screen credit for Character Animation on a live action production, for a single character, or multiple characters in a single production, that was originally released in the United States between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Submissions must include only work from the final film. No test shots, experimental or exploratory work or shots cut from the film, even if those shots are used in another context (ie: trailers, promotional materials, electronic press kits, home video extras, show reels, etc.). Exception: progression reels are allowed as part of submissions in this category.

If the project for which this individual or team is nominated has either not been released to the public or screened for the membership of ASIFA-Hollywood by October 20, 2017, a submission of required materials must be provided for the members of this category’s nominating committee or, if materials are not readily available for judging, late projects may, at the production’s discretion, be held for judging during the 46th Award cycle in 2018.

Mechanical Requirements for submission: Clips from the production must be uploaded as a digital video file, not exceeding five minutes (5:00) in length. Acceptable formats for video files are listed on vimeo.com/help/compression.  


Each clip must include a slate at the head of each shot indicating which character, or characters, or if a team, each artist animated. These slates are not counted towards the five-minute maximum run time.