Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Golden Globe Musings: Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anything important. A reminder that the Globes are wildly unpredictable and that it is still a bit early to gauge the reception or awards potential of a number of the so-called “contenders” at this point.

Last year’s nominees:
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

This category has only existed for five years, with the first three years featuring three nominees, and five ever since then. This year will feature five as well. The Oscar pool has eighteen finalists, and it’s likely that they’ll be drawn from that list. Rango is probably the best bet, and it’s likely that Steven Spielberg’s inventive The Adventures of Tintin will make the cut as well. Three sequels of films nominated in this category over the past five years are eligible – Cars 2, Happy Feet Two, and Kung Fu Panda 2. Additionally, Puss in Boots and Winnie the Pooh, new entries in classic franchises, may contend. After that, the strongest contenders are Arthur Christmas and Rio.

Current predictions:
The Adventures of Tintin
Cars 2
Happy Feet Two
Kung Fu Panda 2

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