Saturday, January 7, 2017

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Animated Feature Film

The competition: Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Sing, Zootopia

For your information: This category has existed since 2006. Pixar has won almost every year but isn’t nominated this year. This is the third nomination for Laika, which made “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and Illumination Entertainment, which made “Sing.” Disney, which has two films in the running this year – “Moana” and “Zootopia” – won this award for the first five years of its existence and then again three more times, all but once for Pixar productions, which neither of these are. “Frozen” was the only non-Pixar film to win out of seven nods. “My Life is a Zucchini,” which is made the shortlist for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in addition to the eligible animated list, is a first-time nominee for Rhone-Alpes Studios. When it comes to individual directors, “Moana” duo Ron Clements and John Musker were previously nominated for “The Princess and the Frog.” Byron Howard was previously cited for “Bolt” and “Tangled,” and Rich Moore was nominated for “Wreck-It Ralph.” The two directed “Zootopia” this year. Both “Moana” and “Sing” are also nominated for Best Original Song.

Who should win? I’ve only seen “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Zootopia,” which are both out on DVD. “Moana” and “Sing” are both still playing and doing well in theaters, and it looks like “My Life as a Zucchini” will be at Sundance, though it doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to catch it while I’m there. More on this category soon. Out of the two I’ve seen, I’d pick “Zootopia.”

Who will win? It might be “Moana,” but I’ll choose Zootopia.

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