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Golden Globes Animation Nominees

by Jerry Beck
December 12, 2013 8:35 AM
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Frozen Golden Globes

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Award nominees were announce this morning. No big surprises here. Nominated for Best Animated Feature were Disney's Frozen, Illumination's Despicable Me 2, and Dreamworks The Croods. Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Let It Go" from Frozen was nominated for Best Song.

However, this is the first time in Globe history that a Pixar film was excluded from the running. Pixar's Monsters University went missing from the list. Sony, Blue Sky and Gkids were also excluded from the nominations today as only three nominees made the cut (Globe rules only permitted three qualified nominees this year) . 

The Hollywood Foreign Press have given an award for Best Animated Feature Film ever since 2007. Pixar has won every year except in 2011, when  Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin took the prize - leaving Cars 2 (and Arthur Christmas, Puss In Boots and Rango) in the dust. 

Croods' Writer/Director Chris Sanders, had this to say about his film's nomination: 
"Animated films are the most detailed, complex sorts of films you can possibly make - so we don't take that task lightly. 'The Croods' had a message we felt was worthy of that scale of effort, and anyone who has seen it has come away changed. We are immensely proud of it, and of the artists who devoted themselves to it. We, and they, thank the HFPA from the bottom of their very strong hearts."

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  • eeteed | December 13, 2013 12:19 PMReply

    Chris Sanders said, " ... 'The Croods' had a message ... and anyone who has seen it has come away changed ... "

    i'm a huge fan of Chris Sanders' work, but i think what he said is a bit over the top ... okay, a LOT over top.

  • Max C. | December 12, 2013 4:25 PMReply

    The Globes people picked Cars 2 but not MU?

  • Tony McCarson | December 12, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    Don't you mean "Despicable Me 2"?

    You left out the number 2 by mistake.

  • cadavra | December 12, 2013 4:07 PMReply

    Are we surprised? Three of the last four Pixar features have been sequels (well, one prequel), and there's at least one more in the pipeline. This is a direct result of Disney buying the company: Originality be damned--let's sell the toys!

  • Nic Kramer | December 12, 2013 5:43 PM

    Oh, knock it off. Would you rather have that lost in Taiwan verssion of "Toy Story 3"? It's that type of comments that made me stop reading the comment section of Cartoon Brew.

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