#Industry: All the winners from the second annual Irish Animation Awards
The Irish Animation Awards held their second annual awards ceremony at Animation Dingle over the weekend.
Tomm Moore and Cartoon SaloonCartoon Saloon is a four-time Academy Award® and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning shorts to Feature Films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a... More took home the big prize of Best Irish Feature Film or Special for their wonderful (and Oscar-nominated) Song of the Sea. JAM Media’s Roytook home two prizes, the coveted Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series and Best Writer for an Animated Series for Mark Hodkinson. Little Roy similarly received two awards, nabbing Best Director and Best Animation for Apps and Gaming.
Vincent Gallagher’s multi-award-winning Second to None continued to clean up, taking home the award for Best Animated Short Film.
The robust health of the Irish animation indistry was evident in force, with awards being sent to the various different animation studios around the country, for titles as differing as Sixteen South’s Lily’s Driftwood Bay, Boulder Media’s Danger Mouse, Boulder and Giant Animations’ Go Jetters, Cartoon Saloon’s Puffin Rock, Brown Bag Films’ Doc McStuffins, and Wiggleywoo’s The Day Henry Met…
Legendary Irish animation figure, Aidan Hickey, was the recipeient of the prestigious Murakami Award, an award gifted for service to the industry.