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.
“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.”