Sunday, January 24, 2021

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, especially this year, it’s hard to know which films and performances will end up being honored.

Last year’s nominees:
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

This category is a bit emptier than usual because the bigger animated films haven’t been coming out as much. There’s no debate that Soul is at the forefront. What’s next is a bit more of a question mark. While Wolfwalkers is a shoo-in for an Oscar bid, Cartoon Saloon has only ever been nominated here for “The Breadwinner,” not its other two Irish productions. Over the Moon and Onward both probably have a good chance, mainly because it’s not clear what else would bump them. Likeliest to fill out the category is The Croods: A New Age, the sequel to a 2013 nominee in this category, or The Willoughbys.

Current predictions:
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon

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