Early this morning as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed their nominations for the upcoming 74th Annual Golden Globes we anxiously waited to hear the Best Animation Feature Film category. As the nominations were read aloud we were saddened by the omission of Finding Dory.
This past year has been a remarkable year in animation for numerous studios – including both Pixar Animation Studios and Disney Animation Studios, each of which has released billion-dollar grossing films this year (Finding Dory and Zootopia), possibly making the nomination process a more difficult one (see nomination list below).
Best Animated Feature Film
- Kubo & The Two Strings
- My Life as a Zucchini
The history behind the Golden Globes category for Best Animated Feature Film began in the 2006/2007 award season (64th Annual Golden Globes) with Pixar Animation Studios claiming the coveted award each nominated year – with the exception of the 2011/2012 award season when The Adventures of Tintin was awarded over Cars 2.
During the 71st Annual Golden Globes, Pixar’s Monsters University was the studio’s first film that had been omitted from the Best Animated Feature Film category with the three nominations going to The Croods, Frozen and Despicable Me 2. See below for a complete Golden Globe history of the Best Animated Feature Film category winners.
- 2006 – Cars
- 2007 – Ratatouille
- 2008 – Wall•E
- 2009 – Up
- 2010 – Toy Story 3
- 2011 – The Adventures of Tintin (Cars 2 received a nomination)
- 2012 – Brave
- 2013 – Frozen (Monsters University was Omitted)
- 2014 – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (No Pixar Animation Studios Film was Released)
- 2015 – Inside Out (The Good Dinosaur was also nominated)
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon and take place on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 (8 PM EST).
The award season is just beginning, be sure to share your thoughts with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum or leave a comment below — what are your thoughts on the omission of Finding Dory?
It seems very surprising the film wouldn’t at least get a nomination solely on the strength and popularity that a Billion dollars in box office revenue brings — and that’s not even factoring in the technical achievements accomplished on the film. The more we process this, the more baffling it becomes. In any regard, congratulations to the Finding Dory team on a wildly popular film, and luckily all their hard work can still be recognized by many upcoming award shows and voting committees.