This award is to honor the overall performance and technical execution of a singleanimated character in a photoreal (i.e., live action) or animated EpisodeCommercial, orReal-Time Project. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques that meet the definitions of Animated Character stated in the Glossary of these Rules & Procedures. The entrants must all have contributed directly to the performance of the character itself (e.g. voicing, animating, rigging, texturing, or lighting, but not environment, compositing or layout).

The character may not include live action elements unless they do not significantly affect the performance.