GrommitThe International Animated Film Society recently announced the nominees for its awards, known as Annies, and Wallace and Gromit cleaned the hell up. Among Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit's 15 nominations are one for best animated feature, another for best directing, and four nods in the best vocal work categories. Battling the man and his dog for the best picture award are Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Madagascar, Chicken Little, and Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle.

Dreamworks was the big overall winner, since it distributed both Wallace & Gromit and Madagascar, which came away with nine nominations of its own (odd, since no one seemed to like it much). Winners will be announced in February.