Howl's Moving Castle
has been nominated for the 2005 Annie Award for "best animated feature," While Hayao Miyazaki
has been nominated for the annie awards for "directing in an animated feature production" and "writing in an animated feature production" for his work on Howl's Moving Castle
. Donald H. Hewitt
and Cindy Davis Hewitt
are co-nominated with Miyazaki for the "writing in an animated feature production" Annie.
In the "best animated feature" category, Howl's Moving Castle
will go up against
Chicken Little, Corpse Bride, Madagascar and Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
No other anime was nominated for awards at the 2005 Annie Awards. The full list of nominees can be seen here
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.
Last time an Anime won an Annie was in 2003 (2002 awards), when Spirited Away
won in every category it was nominated in, Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature, Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Hayao Miyazaki
), Music in an Animated Feature Production (Joe Hisaichi) and Writing in an Animated Feature Production (Hayao Miyazaki
At the 2003 awards Millennium Actress
was nominated for Best Animated Feature and its staff had been nominated for 3 individual awards but failed to pick up on any awards.
Similarly, at the 2004 awards Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
was nominated for Best Animated Feature and its staff had been nominated for 3 individual awards but failed to pick up on any awards. Yoko Kanno
was also nominated for the award for "Music in an Animated Television Production" for her work on Wolf's Rain
that year.The Animatrix
however did win the award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Entertainment Production at the 2003 award.