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Annies nominations put Dragon in front

How To Train Your Dragon dominates the Annie Awards nominations announced on Monday [6] for excellence in animation.

The awards will be handed out on February 5 2011 in Los Angeles. The categories are below

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Tangled – Disney
The Illusionist– Django Films
Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Best Animated Short Subject
Coyote Falls- Warner Bros Animation
Day & Night– Pixar
Enrique Wrecks The World - House Of Chai
The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger - Plymptoons Studio
The Renter - Jason Carpenter

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Andrew Young Kim, Shrek Forever After - DreamWorks Animation
Jason Mayer, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Brett Miller, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Sebastian Quessy, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole - Warner Bros Pictures
Krzysztof Rost, Megamind - DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production
Mark Donald, Megamind - DreamWorks Animation
Anthony Hodgson, Megamind - DreamWorks Animation
Gabe Hordos, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Jakob Hjort Jensen, How To Train Your Dragon- DreamWorks Animation
David Torres, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Quentin Miles - Clash Of The Titans
Ryan Page - Alice In Wonderland

Character Design in a Feature Production
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist - Django Films
Carter Goodrich, Despicable Me - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Timothy Lamb, Megamind - DreamWorks Animation
Nico Marlet, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist - Django Films
Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Mamoru Hosoda, Summer Wars – Madhouse/Funimation
Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar

Music in a Feature Production
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist - Django Films
David Hirschfelder, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole- Warner Bros Pictures
John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Harry Gregson Williams, Shrek Forever After - DreamWorks Animation
Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira, Despicable Me - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

Production Design in a Feature Production
Yarrow Cheney, Despicable Me - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Eric Guillon, Despicable Me - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Dan Hee Ryu, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole - Warner Bros Pictures
Pierre Olivier Vincent, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Peter Zaslav, Shrek Forever After - DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Feature Production
Alessandro Carloni, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Paul Fisher, Shrek Forever After - DreamWorks Animation
Tom Owens, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Catherine Yuh Rader, Megamind - DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production
Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Gerard Butler as Stoick, How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
Steve Carrell as Gru, Despicable Me - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Cameron Diaz as Fiona, Shrek Forever After - DreamWorks Animation
Geoffrey Rush as Ezylryb, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole - Warner Bros Pictures

Writing in a Feature Production
Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar
Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist – Django Films
William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Dan Fogelman, Tangled – Disney
Alan J Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Megamind – DreamWorks Animation

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