Sunday, November 25, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Animated 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 Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Last year was the first time that all five of these nominees went on to be nominated in the corresponding Oscar category. While I’m up in most other races, I’ve actually seen none of these contenders. Sequels do tend to do well here, and in this case, we actually have just one original idea from the mind of Wes Anderson, who has been nominated previously in this category, two follow-ups to previous nominees, and two other films about beloved characters reimagined in these latest iterations. I have a lot of catching up to do, and will wait until the nominees are announced for my watchlist.

Current predictions:
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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