Something amazing happened this morning: I got a Nomination in the upcoming 37th Annie Awards (the equivalent of the Academy Awards for Animation), in the category "Best Production Design in a Feature Production", for the Art Direction I did on the movie "9".
In this category, "9" is going against two other movies: "Coraline", and Disney's "The Princess and The Frog".
It is a tremendous honor to accept this nomination. However, I would like to mention the names of 3 people without whom this movie wouldn't look the way it does, and who deserve this nomination as much as I do, if not more: Robert St-Pierre and Fred Warter who were Production Designers, and Kevin Adams who was the second Art Director.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles on February 6, 2010. The events will be hosted by timeless celebrity William Shatner, and this year's Annie honorees include Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg. You can find the list of all the Annie Awards nominees here.
I am crossing my fingers, and anyone who wants to do the same for me is welcome :)