The 2020 Golden Globe Awards were given out last night. Below are my thoughts on this year’s animation-related winners. A full list of winners is available here.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
- Missing Link (Laika Studios/United Artists)
- Frozen 2 (Disney)
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dreamworks/Universal)
- The Lion King (Disney)
- Toy Story 4 (Pixar/Disney)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
- “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman)
- “Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2)
- “Spirit” (The Lion King)
- “Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats)
- “Stand Up” (Harriet)
To my surprise, “Missing Link” was chosen as best animated feature. It seemed like a long shot given its nature (stop-motion animation, not from Disney/Pixar, etc.). Still, it’s nice to see stop-motion animation get attention.
Not surprised about the best original song winner. Elton John probably holds a strong appeal to the average Hollywood award show judge. These are also the same people that gave best dramatic picture last year to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was the only nominee with mixed reviews.
Ricky Gervais was again the host of the awards. I’ve never seen the US or UK version of “The Office,” so my only impression of him is “that guy who posted questionable tweets on Twitter.” That, and I didn’t find him funny… I just wanted his annoying monologue to end. Maybe try harder at host-finding, Hollywood Foreign Press Association?
The best dramatic picture winner was “1917,” about a soldier during World War One. I was expecting “Joker” to win (given how these award shows seem to go), so this is a relief. Meanwhile, the best comedy or musical picture was “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”