My first time at the Annie's!
Thanks to a good friend I was able to sit in the very front row on the left.... You couldn't get any closer to the stage!
I have been to Royce Hall at UCLA many times for various performances (Moby Dick by Laurie Anderson was by far one of my favorites). This was the first time I had to climb the 3 tier staircase in heels. Why is the parking lot so far away? We're not college students anymore.
Enough whining.... It was a beautiful evening and fun to see animators dressed up for a change. I was happy to run into two friends as soon as I came near the red carpet. The rest of the evening was all about catching up with friends and eating yummy brownies.
Thanks to animators posting all of the names on my photos, I have most of them here.....
See if you can guess who they all are.... Here are the photos and the names, In no particular order:
Tom Sito : June Foray Award
Jeffrey Katzenberg : Winsor McCay Award
Tom Owens : Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Bruno Coulais : Music in an Animated Feature Production
Michael Giacchino : Music in an Animated Television Production
Bruce Timm : Winsor McCay Award
Jen Cody : Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
John Leguizamo : Presenter & Nominee for Voice Over
Bret Haaland : Directing in an Animated Television Production
Eric Goldberg : Character Animation in an Animated Feature
Philip To : Character Animation in an Animated Television Production
Tom Kenny : Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production
Seth Green : Presenter & Winner for Best Animated Short Subject, ShadowMachine
Tadahiro Uesugi : Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Gwynn Adik : Best Animated Television Commercial
Bob Peterson : Writing in an Animated Feature Production
Don Hahn : Roy Disney Tribute
Pete Docter : Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Directing an Animated Feature Production, Best Animated Feature
Tom McCarthy : Writing in an Animated Feature Production
William T. Reeves : Ub Iwerks Award
Mike Henry : Presenter
Nicky Jones : Presenter
Danny Jacobs : Presenter
Jordan Nagai : Presenter
Martin Meunier : Special Achievement Annie
Tony Anselmo : Presenter (Donald Duck)
Russi Taylor : Presenter (Minnie Mouse)
Bill Farmer : Presenter (Goofy)
Sean Aston : Presenter
Yuval Nathan : Best Animated Television Commercial
David X. Cohen : Futurama
Ron Diamond : Best Animated Television Commercial
James Manfield : Animated Effects
Tom McGrath : Presenter