NAACP & PGA Awards: All the Animated Nominees

The NAACP today announced the nominees for the 54th NAACP Image Awards (, celebrating the achievements of Black artists and creators across film, television and streaming. The winners will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25 starting at 8 p.m. PT, broadcasting live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on BET. Final voting closes on Friday, February 10.

This year’s nomination list includes recognition for a number of animation and hybrid titles across several categories, including animated features, shorts, series and voice-over performance.

As NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson commented in an earlier announcement, “Throughout the past year, we’ve witnessed Black artists showcasing our history and uplifting values of progressive change, while redefining genres and bringing our stories to the forefront of entertainment in so many innovative ways.

“Black voices are necessary to continually inspire audiences around the world. We’re proud to once again provide a platform that both elevates and celebrates these voices through the 54th NAACP Image Awards.”

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

  • Angela BassettWendell & Wild (Netflix)
  • Keke PalmerLightyear (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Kevin HartDC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros. Pictures / WAG / DC)
  • Lyric RossWendell & Wild (Netflix)
  • Taraji P. HensonMinions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Short-Form (Animated)

  • I Knew Superman (Houghtonville Animation)
  • More Than I Want to Remember (MTV Entertainment Studios)
  • Supercilious (York Cinemas)
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Apple Studios)
  • We Are Here (271 Films)

Outstanding Animated Series

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

  • Billy PorterThe Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)
  • Cedric the EntertainerThe Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)
  • Chris BridgesKarma’s World (Netflix)
  • Cree SummerRugrats (Nickelodeon)
  • Kyla PrattThe Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Family Reunion (Netflix)
  • Raising Dion (Netflix)
  • Raven’s Home (Disney+)
  • Tab Time (YouTube Originals)
  • Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant (Netflix)


PGA Award nominees
PGA animated feature nominees (top, L-R): Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Turning Red, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, (bottom) Minions: The Rise of Gru and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

The film and television nominees for the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards ( were also announced by the Producers Guild of America today. Animation is celebrated in its own feature film category, as well as in the kids’ series race. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 25 at The Beverly Hilton.

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (A24)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (Illumination/Universal)
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Turning Red

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Apple TV+)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix)
  • Sesame Street (HBO Max)
  • Snoopy Presents: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown (Apple TV+)
  • Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant (Netflix)


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