Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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:
The Croods
Despicable Me

For the first time since 2008, this category had only three nominees last year, but it should be returned to five with more eligible films this year. I haven’t seen much of this year’s crop, but it certainly seems like Big Hero 6, The Lego Movie, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 are the three to beat. Globe voters rarely go for the artsier foreign picks that Oscar does, but maybe that bodes well for my favorite animated film of the year, Mr. Peabody and Sherman? Other contenders include The Book of Life and The Boxtrolls.

Current predictions:
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Mr. Peabody and Sherman

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