For the first time ever, two European animated features have made it the list of nominations for best animated feature in the Golden Globe nominations that were announced yesterday. The films are The Breadwinner and Loving Vincent.
Further, since both of the films have a female director (Loving Vincent was co-directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman), it also marks the first time that two films in the category have had a woman at the helm.
Both the films have been joined by three mainstream American productions. They are:
- The Boss Baby (Dreamworks Animation)
- Coco (Disney-Pixar)
- Ferdinand (Fox-Blue Sky Studios)
The Lego Batman Movie which received far better critical reviews than The Boss Baby and the upcoming Ferdinand will be the most noticeable snub this year by the Golden Globes.
It was also snubbed by the Annie Awards last week. Much like the original, Lego Movie award voters seem to be having a difficult time mustering enthusiasm for a film that is based on toys.
The Golden Globes, now in its 75th edition, are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of foreign journalists that covers the Hollywood entertainment industry for international publications.
Much like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes routinely presents the animated feature prize to the Walt Disney Company. In the first 11 years of the award, a Disney or Pixar film has won the Golden Globe nine times.