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26th Annie Awards

26th
Annie Awards

November 13, 1998


Best Feature Film:
Mulan


Best Primetime Television Program:
The Simpsons


Best Daytime Television Program:
The New Batman/Superman Adventures


Best Home Video Production:
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero


Best Short Subject:
Geri's Game

The 26th Annie Awards were given by the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood to honor outstanding achievements in the field of animation in 1998. Mulan almost swept all film awards, winning 10 awards from its 12 nominations, including Outstanding Animated Theatrical Feature. The Simpsons won its sixth consecutive award on Outstanding Animated Television Program.

Production categories

The Outstanding Animated Television Program was split into two competitive categories: Outstanding Animated Primetime or Late Night Television Program and Outstanding Animated Daytime Television Program. The award Outstanding Animated Television Commercial was awarded for the first time since 21st Annie Awards ceremony.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Outstanding Animated Short Subject
Outstanding Animated Television Commercial
Outstanding Animated Interactive Production
Outstanding Animated Interstitial, Promotional Production or Title Sequence

Outstanding individual achievements in Film

Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Outstanding Achievement in Producing
Outstanding Achievement in Effects Animation
Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Male
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female
Outstanding Achievement in Writing
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design
Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding

Outstanding individual achievements in Television

Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Outstanding Achievement in Producing
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Male
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Outstanding Achievement in Writing
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design
Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding

Juried Awards

Winsor McCay Award
Recognition for career contributions to the art of animation

  • Eyvind Earle
    Known today for his fine art paintings, Earle worked for the Walt Disney Studios as background artist, color stylist and production designer for such classic films as Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty and later created art films of his own.
  • Hayao Miyazaki
    One of the world's most influential animation filmmakers, Miyazaki is the director of many Japanese features, including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke, the highest-grossing film ever released in Japan.
  • Ernie Pintoff
    A veteran animation teacher, director and producer of both theatrical shorts (including the Oscar-winning The Critic) and commercials, Pintoff helped to define a new look for animation in the 1950s through his work at UPA and Terrytoons.

June Foray Award
Recognition of benevolent/charitable impact on the art and industry of animation

  • Antran Manoogian

Certificate of Merit
Recognition for service to the art, craft and industry of animation

  • Max Howard
  • B. Paul Husband
  • Media City Center
  • Jean Ann Wright

Multiple wins and nominations

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