Vote for the 2016 OVA-ies Animation Awards!

By: Dylan Hysen


It’s the inaugural OVA-ies Awards, celebrating the best in animation from the year. Vote for your favorites in 10 categories. Winners are chosen by an open vote. Nominees were chosen by our Patrons and Co-hosts, and you can see the nominations below! Winners will be revealed in a podcast at the end of December.

Steven Universe led with 19 nominations. Next was Star vs. the Forces of Evil with 8, Moana with 7, Voltron: Legendary Defender with 4, Kubo and the Two Strings with 3, and Zootopia and Yuri!!! On Ice with 2 each.

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Voting closes at the end of Thursday December 22nd. Google sign-in is required for voting. Voting is anonymous, the sign-in is just required to restrict voting to 1 per person.

Best Animated Show of 2016

  • BoJack Horseman
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Steven Universe
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Yuri!!! on Ice

Best Animated Film of 2016

  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • Your Name
  • Zootopia

Best Animated Episode of 2016

  • “Bismuth”, Steven Universe
  • “Bon Bon the Birthday Clown”, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • “Earthlings”, Steven Universe
  • “Mindful Education”, Steven Universe
  • “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls”, Gravity Falls

Best Animated Main Character of 2016

  • Kubo, Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana, Moana
  • Pearl, Steven Universe
  • Star Butterfly, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Steven, Steven Universe

Best Animated Supporting Character of 2016

  • Janna, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Maui, Moana
  • Monkey, Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Peridot, Steven Universe

Best Animated Ship of 2016

  • Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Lapis & Peridot, Steven Universe
  • Pearl & Mystery Girl, Steven Universe
  • Star & Marco, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Yuri & Victor, Yuri!!! on Ice

Best Song from an Animated Show or Movie of 2016

Best Animated Voice Actor of 2016

  • Auli’i Cravalho as Moana, Moana
  • Deedee Magno Hall as Pearl, Steven Universe
  • Eden Sher as Star, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy, Zootopia
  • Shelby Rabara as Peridot, Steven Universe

Best Animated Scene of 2016

  • Garnet and Stevonnie Sing from “Mindful Education”, Steve Universe
  • Lapis and Peridot show off their Meep Morps from “Beta”, Steven Universe
  • Moana Restores the Heart, Moana
  • Star Sees Her Family’s Portraits from “Into the Wand”, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Steven Confronts Bismuth from “Bismuth”, Steven Universe

Best Animated Fight of 2016

  • Alexandrite vs. Malachite from “Super Watermelon Island”, Steven Universe
  • Bismuth vs. Steven from “Bismuth”, Steven Universe
  • Star vs. Ludo from “Bon Bon the Birthday Clown”, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Steven vs. Amethyst from “Steven vs. Amethyst”, Steven Universe
  • Voltron vs. Gladiator from “Return of the Gladiator”, Voltron: Legendary Defender

Dylan is a software developer from the DC area who hosts the Overly Animated podcast discussing everything animation.



  1. Chloe Baker says:

    Yeah, yoi probably has the fasting growing, ridiculous fan base I’ve ever seen. Only 12 episodes and tumblr is almost overflowing

  2. Chloe Baker says:

    Best Show: Star Vs The Forces Of Evil
    Best Movie: Zootopia
    Best Episode: Weirdmaggedon 3
    Best Main Character: Star
    Best Supporting Character: JANNA HECK YEAH!!!! JANNA FOR THE WIN!!!! (Jannaaaaaa)
    Best Ship: Star & Marco
    Best Song: On Love: Eros (but that’s not on the list so idunno)
    Best voice actor: Eden Sher
    Best Scene: Star sees the portraits
    Best fight: Star vs Ludo in Bon Bon

    • Chloe Baker says:

      I want to vote for Yuri!!! On Ice for more things but there weren’t enough nominations in the other categories, and Star was the better show I’M SORRY YURI MY CHILD I FAILED YOU
      I’m sorry, I’m trash.

      • Dylan Hysen says:

        lol yeah lots of love for Star in your picks. I think it was impressive YOI got the 2 nominations it did considering it’s a currently airing show with not a ton of visibility among our community yet. It’s definitely seeing a lot of love from the voters.

  3. StevenLP says:

    This is frustrating, because I want to nominate more “Star vs …” but “Steven Universe” keeps winning out, so Star only get’s a token win at the end.

    Best Show: Steven Universe [Runner up: Star]
    Best Movie: [haven’t seen any nominations]
    Best Episode: Bismuth
    Best Main Character: Pearl [runners up: the rest of the SU main cast and Star]
    Best Supporting Character: Peridot [runner up: Janna]
    Best Ship: Lapidot
    Best Song: It’s Over Isnt It?
    Best VA: Deedee Magno Hall
    Best Scene: Lapis and Peridot show off their Meep Morps from “Beta” [runner up: Star Sees Her Family’s Portraits from “Into the Wand”]
    Best Fight: Star vs. Ludo from “Bon Bon the Birthday Clown”,

    • Dylan Hysen says:

      Yeah I couldn’t find a lot of spots to vote for Star either. Fight is a good spot for it, but ship and main character aren’t bad either.

  4. Marquise says:

    Awesome selections but so hard!

    Best show:Voltron(its flawless tbh)
    Best movie:Moana(gorgeous)
    Best epi:Bon bon(executed perfectly)
    Best Main char:Pearl(Very deep)
    Best support char:Maui(Funny af)
    Best ship:KLANCE OMFG YES
    Best song:Here comes a thought <3
    Best VA:Shelby is unique
    Best Scene:Beta(Almost perfect epi)
    Best fight:Alexandrite vs Malachite(Ik its not on the list but Shiro vs Sendak aka commander Zhao also)

  5. Alex says:

    Glad to see you went ahead with this! My personal picks:

    Best Show: SU
    Best Movie: Kubo
    Best Episode: Bon Bon
    Best Main Character: Pearl
    Best Supporting Character: Peridot
    Best Ship: Lapidot
    Best Song: It’s Over Isnt It?
    Best VA: Deedee Magno Hall
    Best Scene: Beta
    Best Fight: Steven vs. Amethyst

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