Today ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles chapter of The International Animated Film Society, announced its nominations for the 2009 Annie Awards, billed as the highest honor in the animation field. Green Lantern: First Flight has been nominated in the “Best Home Entertainment Production” category.
The Annie Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. If won, Green Lantern: First Flight will be the first of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line to win the Annie – both Justice League: The New Frontier and Batman: Gotham Knight were similarly nominated in the same category in 2008.
Bruce Timm, the longtime producer of a number of DC Animated projects and the driving force behind the DC animated film line, has also be selected to receive the 2009 Winsor McCay Award. According to ASIFA-Hollywood’s website, “The Winsor McCay Award may be awarded to a maximum of three individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, technical work, music, professional teaching, or for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation.”