Netflix’s ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and ‘Arcane’ Dominate the 49th Annie Awards

Netflix owned the Annie Awards on Saturday, picking up 20 of the night’s 31 competitive trophies during the virtual show.

The streamer’s “The Mitchells vs.

the Machines” was named best animated feature, topping the film categories with eight wins while “Arcane” ruled the TV side with nine, including best TV/media – general audience.Neon’s animated documentary “Flee,” by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, was named best indie feature.In addition to the top film award, “Mitchells,” from Sony Pictures Animation for Netflix, won awards for writing, FX, character design, production design, voice acting and editorial.

The victory could give it an edge at the Academy Awards, with final Oscar voting set to start Thursday.“This team never settled for anything that wasn’t original, bold or new and they broke the rules,” said Christopher Miller, who produced the film along with his Lord Miller partner Phil Lord and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kurt Albrecht.

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