The Vince Lombardi Trophy wasn’t the only piece of hardware handed out this weekend. The 38th annual Annie Awards took place as well with the DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon sweeping many of the regular awards (which was to be expected with Disney/Pixar boycotting the awards because of judging procedures they feel favor DreamWorks.)

The highlight of the night, however, was when director Brad Bird was awarded one of three Windsor McCay Awards for career achievement (The others went to Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening). Bird couldn’t be there to accept in person so he video taped an acceptance speech from the Vancouver set of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Most of the video package highlighted Bird’s incredibly varied history in animation (including The Simpsons, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and more) but then things take a turn for the worse. Check it out after the jump along with a full list of winners.

Thanks to /Film reader Jon T for the heads up. And if you don’t want to watch the whole thing, at least fast forward to 4:30. Trust us.

How awesome was that? Gotta love Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg playing along with a hostage scenario.

As for the rest of the awards, here’s a complete list of winners. Click here for the full list of nominees.

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated Feature – How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Short Subject – Day & Night – Pixar

Best Animated Television Commercial – Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios

Best Animated Television Production – Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation

Best Animated Television Production for Children – SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon

Best Animated Video Game – Limbo – Playdead

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

Animated Effects in an Animated Production – Brett Miller “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Television Production – David Pate “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Feature Production – Gabe Hordos “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Character Animation in a Live Action Production – Ryan Page – Alice in Wonderland – Sony Pictures

Character Design in a Television Production – Ernie Gilbert “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Character Design in a Feature Production – Nico Marlet “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Television Production – Tim Johnson “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Directing in a Feature Production – Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois “How To Train Your Dragon” DreamWorks Animation

Music in a Television Production – Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nick Carr, Tuck Tucker “SpongeBob SquarePants” – Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production – John Powell “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Television Production – Richie Sacilioc “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Production Design in a Feature Production – Pierre Olivier Vincent “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Storyboarding in a Television Production – Fred Gonzales “T.U.F.F. Puppy” – Nickelodeon

Storyboarding in a Feature Production – Tom Owens “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Television Production – James Hong as Mr. Ping “Kung Fu Panda Holiday” – DreamWorks Animation

Voice Acting in a Feature Production – Jay Baruchel as Hiccup “How To Train Your Dragon” – DreamWorks Animation

Writing in a Television Production – Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” – ShadowMachine

Writing in a Feature Production – William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders “How to Train Your Dragon”– DreamWorks Animation

JURIED AWARDS

Winsor McCay Award — Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening

June Foray — Ross Iwamoto

Ub Iwerks Award — Autodesk

Special Achievement — “Waking Sleeping Beauty”

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