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The Animation Nominations of the 75th Golden Globe Awards

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The 75th Golden Globe Awards nominations were officially announced on Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s Today. As well as awarding excellence in film and television, the annual ceremony also gives animation a chance to be honored with its Best Animated Film award.

Nominations for Best Animated Film at 75th Golden Globe Awards: 'The Boss Baby', 'The Breadwinner', 'Coco', 'Ferdinand', 'Loving Vincent'.

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Of the five nominations for Best Animated Film, two of them are independent ones: Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner and the ambitious oil-painted animated movie Loving Vincent. Nominations for independent animated features are relatively new to the Golden Globes, with the first one nominated being My Life as a Zucchini last year.

The other three nominations were reserved for mainstream animated movies. While Pixar’s Coco is an obvious nominee, Blue Sky’s Ferdinand (opening this Friday) and DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby also got a nomination each. Considering that those two got their spots over animated movies with greater acclaim like The Lego Batman Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, it appears to be a rather surprising selection.

The Best Original Song category features three of the five nominations coming from animated features. These include Ferdinand‘s “Home” by Nick Jonas, Coco‘s “Remember Me” by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and The Star‘s titular Christmas song by Mariah Carey. The two other nominations from live-action movies were Mudbound‘s “Mighty River” and The Greatest Showman’s “This is Me”.

Below is the list of nominees for categories featuring animated films. The full list of nominees can be viewed in this Variety article.

Best Animated Film

  • The Boss Baby (DreamWorks Animation)
  • The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon/Aircraft Pictures/Melusine Productions)
  • Coco (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Ferdinand (Blue Sky Studios)
  • Loving Vincent (Breakthru Films/Trademark Films)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

The 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, this time being hosted by comedian Seth Meyers, will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California and will air on NBC at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST.

Who are you rooting for to win Best Animated Film and Best Original Song?

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).
  • Manuel Orozco

    Coco seems like the obvious winner. But I do hope to see Ferdinand too

    • Coco will certainly win. I want to see Ferdinand as
      well. The reviews for it are pretty solid.

      • Manuel Orozco

        I won’t watch the ceremony but I am going to bet on it. As for Ferdinand, I’ll probably not watch it until after New Years. Because I’m seeing Star Wars on Wednesday and possibly my next movie after that will be Greatest Showman.

        • I plan on seeing Ferdinand, The Shape of Water,
          Downsizing, All the Money in the World, Darkest
          Hour, and perhaps the new Jumanji.

          • Manuel Orozco

            Let me know how Downsizing Ferdinand and Jumanji turn out. Should I tell you how Star Wars Last Jedi turns out

          • Manuel Orozco

            Sorry I said turns out twice. I meant how I enjoy Star Wars Last Jedi.

          • That sounds like a good plan Manuel.

          • Manuel Orozco

            Thanks and you are a Star Wars are you not? Just curious

          • Nah, I haven’t watched a single Star Wars movie.

          • Manuel Orozco

            That’s okay I’m not a big Star Wars fan but I enjoy it for casual reasons

  • I agree with their picks and thankfully they did not
    pick Boss Baby. It’s interesting that they did pick
    Ferdinand, considering that none of the other
    awards shows picked it for best animated feature.

    • Renard N. Bansale

      What are you talking about, “they did not pick Boss Baby”? It’s right there in the category!

      • *facepalms* I must have not been thinking when
        I typed that. I have now edited that out. Thanks.

        • Renard N. Bansale

          Gotcha. 😉

  • Fluffydips

    Good picks. I liked Boss Baby a lot, but I haven’t seen Coco or Ferdinand yet. It’s a shame that Lego Batman didn’t get nominated but that’s okay. Those other two must be those “Chinese fucking things” of the year, I bet they are pretty good though.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Cars 3 was better in terms of Pixar this year. But Coco nonetheless was beautiful. If you like colorful animation, a refreshing soundtrack to hell drive the plot and an emotional story, you’ll enjoy it.

      • Renard N. Bansale

        I quite liked Cars 3 as well, but I wouldn’t rank it higher than Coco. Cars 3 is a good top 40 film for the year in my book, whereas Coco is hanging just outside my top 10.

        • Manuel Orozco

          What’s your Top 10?

          • Renard N. Bansale

            My Top 10 Films of 2017:
            (out of 223 new releases seen as of this comment)
            …..
            1.) Kong: Skull Island (re-watched thrice)
            2.) T2 Trainspotting (re-watched twice)
            3.) Baby Driver (re-watched thrice)
            4.) A Ghost Story (re-watched once)
            5.) The Florida Project (re-watched once)
            6.) Dunkirk (re-watched twice)
            7.) Wind River (re-watched twice)
            8.) Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World)
            9.) The Killing of a Sacred Deer (re-watched once)
            10.) Lady Bird (intend to re-watch in the coming week)

          • Manuel Orozco

            Haven’t seen any of these

  • Renard N. Bansale

    Lego Batman has missed both at the Golden Globes and at the Annie Awards (top category), whereas The Boss Baby was included at both.

    • It’s kinda preposterous. The only reason why it’s
      getting snubbed I think is because the idea isn’t
      all that original and because I feels critics do not
      care for movies based off of toy-lines.

      • Renard N. Bansale

        I don’t mind since I dislike the film and regard it as one of 2017’s most overrated releases.

        • Well to tell you the truth, I also did not like Lego
          Batman. It was way to frantic for my taste. Just
          figured that considering the critic reviews, that
          it would have gotten more awards recognition.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I skipped Boss Baby but these nominations and getting a Netflix show I agree is ridiculous

  • Rachel Wagner

    Get Boss Baby off this list!