If you thought that fanboys were upset about The Dark Knight not getting a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, just imagine how crushed they will be if Wall-E doesn’t win for Best Animated Feature! Of course, it still seems like a pretty safe bet since it is going up against Kung Fu Panda and Bolt, but here’s the thing: over the weekend, Kung Fu Panda defeated Wall-E in every single category at the 2008 Annie Awards!
That’s right, the Dreamworks production took home awards for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Production Design, Directing, Storyboarding, Writing, and the all important Best Animated Feature, completely shutting out Pixar. Now I still have yet to see Kung Fu Panda, so you guys will have to tell me if it actually deserves these awards, but considering that a lot of people thought Wall-E even deserved a Best Picture nod at the Oscars, this is a pretty big upset. The interesting thing is that if you look at the Annie Award winners over the past 7 years, they all went on to win Oscars as well, except for Cars which was trumped by Happy Feet in 2006.
Maybe Wall-E isn’t the lock that everyone thought it was after all!» Related Link: 2008 Annie Award Winners