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'Wreck-It Ralph' garners honors at Annie Awards
Walt Disney's video-game romp "Wreck-It Ralph" has won top animation honors at the Annie Awards.
The comedy hit about a video-game villain who wants to turn hero was named best animated feature at Saturday night's Annies, presented by the International Animated Film Society.
"Wreck-It Ralph" won out over a field that included "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "ParaNorman" and "Hotel Transylvania."
With a voice cast led by John C. Reilly, "Wreck-It Ralph" dominated the film categories, also winning Annies for director Rich Moore, voice co-star Alan Tudyk and for its music and screenplay.
Among live-action films, "The Avengers" won the Annie for animated effects, and "Life of Pi" won for character animation.
On TV, an episode of "Robot Chicken" won for best general audience animated show.
-- Associated Press
Affleck wins another prize for his 'Argo'
Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller "Argo," further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards.
Saturday's prize also normally would make Affleck a near shoo-in to win best-director at the Feb. 24 Oscars, since the Directors Guild recipient nearly always goes on to claim the same prize at Hollywood's biggest night.
But Affleck surprisingly missed out on an Oscar directing nomination.
Affleck's Oscar snub has not hurt "Argo" and might even have earned it some favor among awards voters as an underdog favorite. …