Thursday, December 8, 2016

Golden Globe Musings: Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced very soon, 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 Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Just like last year, I’ve seen just one of these contenders, one with a good shot at getting in here even if it might not make it to Oscar - Finding Dory. While Oscar voters are usually up for honoring more diverse, foreign fare, the Globe list usually isn’t quite as varied. Therefore, expect the likes of Zootopia and Moana. It seems like The Red Turtle is pretty buzzy, and I feel like The Little Prince is probably a good bet to round out the list. Other possibilities include Sausage Party, Kubo and the Two Strings, My Life as a Zucchini, April and the Extraordinary World, Your Name, and Sing. I have a lot of catching up to do here.

Current predictions:
Finding Dory
The Little Prince
The Red Turtle

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