Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Wins High Award at Annie Awards

Now simply weeks away from the ninety fifth Academy Awards, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has received its greatest award but. Saturday night time, the stop-motion characteristic received the characteristic prize on the fiftieth Annie Awards, the highest award on the most outstanding awards gala for animated filmmakers. Coincidentally sufficient, del Toro himself accepted the award simply moments after he accepted one other on the PGA Awards, the place he received a prize for a similar movie.

“Can I say this? I wished the f-cking Annie a lot. It is essentially the most beautiful factor on the earth!” del Toro stated in his acceptance speech “What I can say is about Pinocchio is that it was accomplished by artists, and the animators have been handled like solid and never technicians.”

The movie can also be nominated for Finest Animated Options on the Oscars on March twelfth. There, it can tackle Marcel the Shell With Footwear On, Puss in Boots: The Final Want, The Sea Beast, and Turning Crimson. Most insiders would counsel Pinocchio’s Annies win all however ensures an Oscars victory as nicely, although some now say A24’s Marcel could possibly be gaining floor given it is Finest Indie Characteristic on the identical awards ceremony Saturday.

Pinocchio has been receiving rave opinions from anybody who’s seen it, together with Physician Unusual helmer Scott Derrickson.

“Simply noticed @RealGDT’s Pinocchio. Visually astonishing, dense with superbly complicated concepts about ethical goodness, and an emotional ending that’s really chic,” Derrickson tweeted final October. “Guillermo’s PINOCCHIO is a masterpiece. Lovely, surreal, good. The final 5 minutes wrecked me. An exquisite meditation on love, mortality, and, as is widespread in Guillermo’s work, being liked for who you might be. Shall be paired yearly with FANTASTIC MR. FOX. A real delight,” Derrickson’s longtime collaborator and author, C. Robert Cargill, added

Pinocchio is del Toro’s first animated characteristic and stars Ewan McGregor as Sebastian J. Cricket, the cricket who lives in Pinocchio’s wood coronary heart and serves because the movie’s storyteller. Del Toro groups with the Jim Henson Firm and ShadowMachine on the stop-motion animation tackle Carlo Collodi’s novel, which follows a puppet boy who involves life. With McGregor, the voice solid additionally contains David Bradley as Geppetto, Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman, with Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is now streaming on Netflix.