‘Coco’ Wins The Golden Globe For Best Animated Motion Picture

Pixar’s Coco takes home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Motion Picture.
Coco Golden Globe

Congratulations are in order to the entire Coco team for their Golden Globe win for Best Animated Motion Picture.

Lee Unkrich (Director), Adrian Molina (Co-Director), and Darla K. Anderson (Producer) took to the stage and with his heart jumping out of his chest, Lee Unkrich thanked the entire Pixar crew, loved ones who have passed, and to the people of Mexico whos beautiful tradition of Dia de los Muertos inspired the film (Lee’s complete speech is below).

In addition to the trio’s acceptance speech, Variety has posted the backstage Q&A with Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, and Darla K. Anderson (see below).

My heart is pounding out of my chest. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this honor and thanks to every last member of Coco’s talented crew who gave their all during the six years that we were making the film.

Thank you to the executive teams at Pixar and Disney for trusting us to tell this unique story and empowering us to tell it with the respect and the dignity that it deserved. Thank you to our loved ones who are no longer with us who in ways great and small paved the way for us to be the people that we are today – we love you, we honor you, you inspire us.

And finally, Coco would not exist without the incredible people of Mexico and their beautiful traditions of Dia de Muertos – Muchísimas gracias!

Lee Unkrich


  • Loving Vincent
  • Ferdinand
  • Coco – WINNER
  • Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner


  • This is Me Music: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, “The Greatest Showman” – WINNER
  • Remember Me Music: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez “Coco” 
  • The Star Music: Marc Shaiman and Mariah Carey; Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Mariah Carey “The Star” 
  • Home Music: Justin Tranter, Nick Jonas and Nick Monson; Lyrics: Justin Tranter and Nick Jonas “Ferdinand”
  • Mighty River Music: Raphael Saadiq; Lyrics: Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson “Mudbound”
Miguel Coco Character Art

This marks the 8th Golden Globe win for Pixar Animation Studios in the Best Animated Motion Picture category.

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) 
  • 2016 – Zootopia (Finding Dory was omitted)
  • 2017 – Coco

We should note that Pixar Animation Studios has received a total of six nominations for music/score – winning only once during the 2010 Golden Globes for Up, composer Michael Giacchino.

  • 1996 – Toy Story – Best Original Song, “You’ve got a friend in me”, Randy Newman
  • 1999 – A Bug’s Life – Best Original Score, Randy Newman
  • 2000 – Toy Story 2 – Best Original Song, “When she loved me”, Randy Newman
  • 2009 – Wall-E – Best Original Song, “Down to earth”, Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
  • 2010 – Up – Best Original Score, Michael Giacchino – WINNER
  • 2018 – Coco – Best Original Song, “Remember Me”, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Coco Golden Globes
Darla K. Anderson, Adrian Molina, and Lee Unkrich backstage after their Golden Globe win for Best Animated Motion Picture. Photo via Golden Globes Live Blog.

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