Updated on December 10, 2021
The Golden Globes will air on NBC at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Sunday, January 7th.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
- The Boss Baby (DreamWorks Animation)
- The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon)
- Coco (Pixar)
- Ferdinand (Blue Sky Studios)
- Loving Vincent (Breakthru Films)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
- “Home,” Ferdinand
- “Remember Me,” Coco
- “The Star,” The Star
- “Mighty River,” Mudbound
- “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
Ranked by ratings
Ranking the nominees by their Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic ratings:
- Coco: 96% (certified fresh)
- The Breadwinner: 92% (certified fresh)
- Ferdinand: N/A
- Loving Vincent: 82% (certified fresh)
- The Boss Baby: 51% (rotten)
- Coco: 81
- The Breadwinner: 75
- Ferdinand: 64
- Loving Vincent: 62
- The Boss Baby: 50
“Coco” has earned much critical acclaim, and has been fairly successful. I assume it’ll be the choice for the best animated motion picture. I’d imagine the least likely winner is “The Boss Baby.” I’ve not seen this year’s nominated films, but I do want to see “Coco” at least.
Based on critics’ responses, almost all of the nominated films this year got a positive response. Meanwhile, “The Boss Baby” scored a 51% “rotten” rating by Rotten Tomatoes. Metacritic, who’re a bit more nuanced (per the yellow-colored “mixed” rank between green = “good” and red= “bad”), gave “The Boss Baby” a “mixed” score of 51.
Missing from the nominees:
- “Despicable Me 3,” this year’s highest-earning animated feature ($1.032 billion worldwide gross, 74% of it overseas). Critically, it’s earned a 60% Rotten Tomatoes rating (“fresh,” but barely) and a Metacritic score of 49.
- “Cars 3,” which only pulled in $383.7 million worldwide, and generally panned by the public… who I assume have finally had enough of the talking cars franchise, Pixar merchandising cash cow or not. Critics were somewhat more favorable, though (68% on Rotten Tomatoes, 59 on Metacritic).
Elsewhere, horror film “Get Out” is oddly nominated for “Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy,” not “Best Motion Picture – Drama.” Which has gotten a lot of grumbling/head scratching online.
Meanwhile, HBO leads in the network with the most nominations (with 12), but Netflix came in at #2 with 9. Overall, streaming services earned 15 nominations, versus 8 for broadcast networks (5 nominees for NBC, 3 for ABC).
Have you watched any of this year’s animated nominees?