The International Animated Film Society’s Annie Awards nominations are out with BMI composers taking several top nods! Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat leads with two nominations, while three of the nominated composers, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, known as Dynamic Music Partners, have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six previous Annie Award nominations.
The Awards, which are animation’s highest honor, recognize distinction to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and industry of animation. The 44th Annual Annie Awards will take place at 7PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to all our BMI nominees. Here’s the list:
Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
John Dylan Keith: Bob’s Burgers – “Glued, Where’s My Bob?”
Alexandre Desplat: Trollhunters – “Becoming, Part 1”
Scot Stafford: Pearl
Kevin Kiner: Star Wars Rebels - “Twilight of the Apprentice”
Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production
Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Alexandre Desplat: The Secret Life of Pets