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Guardians, Brave lead Annie Awards
A scene from Rise of the Guardians.

Rise of the Guardians, which features the voices of Aussie actors Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher, is among the nominees for best animated feature at the 40th annual Annie Awards.

Other best-picture nominees announced Monday are Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Hotel Transylvania, The Pirates! Band of Misfits and The Rabbi’s Cat.

The Annie Awards recognise animated productions in 30 categories.

Rise of the Guardians, Brave and Wreck-It Ralph each have 10 nominations. Hotel Transylvania and ParaNorman earned eight nods apiece. Frankenweenie has six; The Pirates! has five and The Rabbi’s Cat has two.

The awards will be presented on February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.