Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Wins Best Animated Film and Best Score at the 2021 Golden Globes [Watch Their Acceptance Speeches]

Pixar’s film Soul won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film & Best Original Score at the 78th Annual Awards. Watch their acceptance speeches here.
Pixar's Soul Best Animated Feature and Best Score Golden Globes 2021

The 78th Golden Globe Awards were held on February 28, 2021, and Pixar’s Soul was just awarded the wins for Best Motion Picture — Animated AND for Best Original Score — Motion Picture. 

Accepting the award for Best Animated Film were co-directors, Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray. For the Best Original Score win, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross offered their appreciation for the win. 

You can watch their acceptance speeches directly on our YouTube page, or embedded below.

For the category of Best Motion Picture — Animated, the wins for Soul marks the ninth Golden Globe win for Pixar Animation Studios and the third win for Director (and Chief Creative Officer), Pete Docter.

Pixar Soul Best Animated Feature Film Golden Globes 2021

For the category of Best Score, the win for Soul marks the third nomination and second win for a Pixar film.

2021 Golden Globes Best Score win for Pixar's Soul



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 until the 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 CroodsFrozen, and Despicable Me 2.

See below for a complete Golden Globe history of the Best Animated Feature Film category winners — the year listed represents the year in which the Golden Globes took place, not the year the film was released (which was one year prior).

2011Toy Story 3
2012The Adventures of Tintin (Cars 2 received a nomination)
2014Frozen (Monsters University did not receive a nomination)
2015How to Train Your Dragon 2 (No Pixar Animation Studios film was released)
2016Inside Out (The Good Dinosaur was also nominated)
2017Zootopia (Finding Dory did not receive a nomination)
2018Coco (Cars 3 did not receive a nomination)
2019Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Incredibles 2 received a nomination)
2020Missing Link (Toy Story 4 received a nomination)
2021Soul (Onward was also nominated)


The history of Pixar in the category of Best Score is listed below. 

1999The Truman Show (A Bug’s Life [Randy Newman] received a nomination)
2010Up (Michael Giacchino)
2021Soul (Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross)

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