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'Big Hero 6,' 'Lego Movie,' 'Boxtrolls' lead Annie Award nominations

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Recognizing the greatest achievements in animation, the nominations for the 42nd annual Annie Awards have been announced.

Some of the year’s biggest animated hits in film, television, and videogames, as well as a few critically loved but not as commercially successful hits are among the biggest nominees.

The Boxtrolls leads with the most feature nominations, at 13, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 earned 11 and Big Hero 6 garnered 10 nominations.

Notable nominations in other categories include a Simpsons couch gag, Dan Harmon’s Rick and Morty, and the gorgeous looking World War I-set video game Valiant Hearts.

Check out more nominees ahead of the show itself, which will take place on Jan. 31, 2015 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and look for the full list, as well as archives of previous award shows, at the Annie Awards’ website.

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

Cheatin’

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Archer

Back To Backspace

Bob’s Burgers

Rick and Morty

Mike Tyson Mysteries

Regular Show

The Simpsons

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For a Children’s Audience

Adventure Time

Gravity Falls

Legend of Korra

Over The Garden Wall

Wander Over Yonder

Best Video Game

Forza Horizon 2

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Child of Light

Best Animated Special Production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

How Murray Saved Christmas

Polariffic

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Best Animated Short Subject

Coda

Duet

Feast

Inside Homer – The Simpsons Couch Gag (Episode #549)

Me and My Moulton

Silent

The Dam Keeper

The Raven

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

Citizen M: ‘Swan Song’

Flight of the Stories

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Best Student Film

After School

Dead Over Heels

El Coyote

Frog’s Legs

My Big Brother

Tiny Nomad

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Adventure Time, Yuasa Masaaki, Eunyoung Choi

Archer, Bryan Fordney

Bob’s Burgers, Jennifer Coyle & Bernard Derriman

Disney Mickey Mouse, Aaron Springer

Gravity Falls, Rob Renzetti

Over The Garden Wall, Robert Alvarez, Ken Bruce, Larry Leichliter

The Simpsons, Matthew Nastuk

Wander Over Yonder, David Thomas

Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production

Big Hero 6, Don Hall & Chris Williams

Cheatin’, Bill Plympton

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois

Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore

The Book of Life, Jorge R. Gutierrez

The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable

The Lego Movie, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Directors; Chris McKay, Co-Director

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Disney Mickey Mouse, Darrick Bachman

The Powerpuff Girls, Dave Tennant, David P. Smith, Chris Mitchell & Will Mata

The Simpsons, Rob LaZebnik

The Simpsons, Tim Long

Toy Story That Time Forgot, Steve Purcell

Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production

Big Hero 6, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson & Jordan Roberts

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois

Song of the Sea, Will Collins

The Boxtrolls, Irena Brignull & Adam Pava

The Lego Movie, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Big Hero 6

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Penguins of Madagascar

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

The LEGO Movie

Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in a Live Action Production

Edge of Tomorrow

Noah

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Transformers: Age of Extinction

X-Men: Days of Future Past