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'Rango' big winner at the Annie Awards

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Rango — the animated hit starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous ne’er-do-well chameleon — won the award for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Annie Awards on Saturday night. Kung Fu Panda 2‘s Jennifer Yuh Nelson won Best Feature Director. Rango took home three additional awards at the ceremony, hosted by Patton Oswalt at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Rio, and Winnie the Pooh also earned some hardware.

Check out the feature film winners below: 

Best Animated Feature

Rango

Best Directing in a Feature Production

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda 2

Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Bill Nighy as Grandsanta, Arthur Christmas

Writing in a Feature Production

John Logan, Gore Verbinski and James Byrkitt, Rango

Music in a Feature Production

John Williams, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

Character Design in a Feature Production

Mark “Crash” McCreery, Rango

Character Animation in a Feature Production

Jeff Gabor, Rio

Production Design in Feature Production

Raymond Zibach, Kung Fu Panda 2 

Storyboarding in a Feature Production

Jeremy Spears, Winnie the Pooh 

Editing in a Feature Production

Craig Wood, Rango

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Kevin Romond, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Florent Andorra, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Eric Reynolds, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Click here for the full list of winners, including the TV and videogame categories.

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