Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Animated Film

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced shortly, 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:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The past two years, this category has matched the Oscar list for Best Animated Feature perfectly. I’ll admit, this is where I’m currently weakest, having barely screened any of these contenders. Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Missing Link, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World feel like locks. Abominable seems like a good bet too, but the question is whether it can eclipse more independent and foreign contenders like Klaus, Weathering With You, and I Lost My Body. I’ll be screening a number of these soon.

Current predictions:
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

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