Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy, everyone’s favorite rat chef in Pixar’s Ratatouille, will be the host of this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, Feb. 4 at UCLA’s Royce hall. “The Annies are where the real weirdos hang, and it’s a visual feast just to have a drink with them—I can’t wait” says Oswalt, who was recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in Young Adult.
“Patton’s comedic talent, audacious humor and love for animation will bring great energy and visibility, not to mention fun to this year’s ceremony,’’ says ASIFA-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone. “We are extremely excited to have him aboard.”
Oswalt has starred in countless television shows, both animated and live action, and more than 20 films, including Neighbors from Hell, Wordgirl, Magnolia, Big Fan, Starsky and Hutch and The Informant. He will be joined on stage by a lively mix of animation greats, celebrity presenters and comedic talent including animation legend June Foray and Judy Greer, JK Simmons, James Hong, Jib Jab founders Greg and Evan Spiridellis, Nika Futterman, Ty Burrell, Kelly Stables, Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Dee Bradley Baker and Logan Grove.
This year’s Winsor McCay recipients are Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring and Ronald Searle. Searle’s award will be posthumous, as he passed late last year at the age of 91. The Winsor McCay Award stands as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.
For complete ticket information and up-to-the minute details on the 39th Annual Annie Awards, please visit www.annieawards.org.