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The top five finalists for the first American Anime Awards are as follows:

Best Actor
  • Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Bleach, Eureka 7)
  • Crispin Freeman (Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, Revolutionary Girl Utena)
  • Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto)
  • Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross) - WINNER!
Best Anime Theme Song
  • Asterisk (Bleach)
  • Heart of Sword--Yoake Mae (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Rewrite (Fullmetal Alchemist) - WINNER!
  • Ride on Shooting Star (FLCL)
  • Rise (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig)
Best Actress
  • Luci Christian (Princess Tutu)
  • Susan Dalian (Naruto)
  • Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG) - WINNER!
  • Maile Flanagan (Naruto)
  • Michelle Ruff (Bleach, Lupin the 3rd)
Best Comedy Anime
  • Ah! My Goddess TV
  • FLCL - WINNER!
  • Kodocha
  • Ranma 1/2
  • Tenchi Muyo OVA
Best Actor in a Comedy
  • Greg Ayres (Negima, Nerima Daikon Brothers)
  • Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira)
  • Liam O'Brien (Comic Party, DNA Squared, Girls Bravo)
  • Tony Oliver (Lupin III)
  • Dave Wittenberg (Zatch Bell) - WINNER!
Best Anime Feature
  • Akira
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children - WINNER!
  • Fullmetal Alchemist--The Movie
  • Inuyasha Movie 4: Fire on Mystic Island
  • Pokemon Movie 8: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Best Actress in a Comedy
  • Laura Bailey (Kodocha)
  • Luci Christian (Desert Punk, Negima, Nerima Daikon Brothers)
  • Debi Derryberry (Zatch Bell) - WINNER!
  • Hillary Haag (Paniponi Dash)
  • Michelle Ruff (Lupin the 3rd)
Best Short Series
  • Elfen Lied
  • FLCL - WINNER!
  • Gravitation TV
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Ranma 1/2 OAV
Best Cast
  • FLCL
  • Fullmetal Alchemist - WINNER!
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
  • Inuyasha
  • Naruto
Best Long Series
  • Fullmetal Alchemist - WINNER!
  • Inuyasha
  • Naruto
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Samurai Champloo
Best DVD Package Design
  • Bleach Vol. 1
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Fullmetal Alchemist - WINNER!
  • Hellsing Ultimate 1--Limited Edition Steelcase
  • Naruto Uncut Box Set Vol. 1
Best Manga
  • Bleach
  • Death Note
  • Fruits Basket - WINNER!
  • Naruto
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days