Time to dress up all fancy-like and join the LA animation community for the annual ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards!
And how cool is it that FISH HOOK got nominated?!
Not sure if you saw our season one finale, FISH SCHOOL MUSICAL, but to be perfectly honest, it DESERVES to be nominated.
Because it's, you know, AWESOME and stuff.
So off to the show we went!
I've mentioned the differences between the ASIFA-EAST Animation Festival Awards and ASIFA-Hollywood's Annie Awards over HERE, but it still blows me away how different they are.
While ASIFA-EAST's is a much more casual affair, ASIFA Hollywood's is a black tie affair with much more pomp, circumstance and celebrity guests. Case in point, this year's host was comedian Patton Oswalt:
He was, to put in bluntly, simply brilliant.
Funny, full of personality, and razor quick. If there was an opportunity for a joke, Mr. Oswalt grabbed it and NAILED it.
Conversely, FISH HOOKS did NOT grab the Annie for Best Writing in a Television Production. It went to some new show called The Simpsons.
Regardless, I had a great time hanging out at the pre and post-show parties, eating, drinking root beers, and catching up with friends old and new.
And the goodie bag wasn't bad either since it came with this:
Yes, maam. That's a hardcover book documenting every cover of Animation Magazine ever printed. Of course, I immediately went looking for this one:
Anyway... This was only my second time to the Annie's and it was great fun. The awards ceremony, like most award's ceremonies. is a bit looooooooooong, but it's worth it to get to hobnob with so many talented people in one place. So I'll definitely be going back next year.