The 2018 Golden Globe Awards took place last night. Here’s a look at the animation-related categories’ winners (winners’ names in bold). A full list of winners is available here.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
- Coco (Pixar)
- The Boss Baby (DreamWorks Animation)
- The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon)
- 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
“Coco” was the best-reviewed movie out of the nominees, with a 96% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 81 Metacritic score. (The only non-well-received nominee was “The Boss Baby,” with mixed scores of 51% RT/50 Metacritic.)
Of course, Disney congratulated “Coco” about its win:
— Disney (@Disney) January 8, 2018
The Golden Globes’ Twitter account also tweeted the acceptance speech.
“The Greatest Showman,” a film about the life of circus showman P.T. Barnum, seemed to do well enough last night, including winning best original song over the three animated nominees.
A shut out for “Get Out?”
Elsewhere, “Get Out” lost to “Lady Bird” for best picture (musical or comedy). I know, it makes no sense “Get Out” was nominated as a comedy. For that matter, there wasn’t much love shown for the film, as it got completely shut out.
Meanwhile, the best picture winner for a drama (the category “Get Out” should’ve been in) is “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” And yes, I imagine plenty of other African-American-owned blogs will be writing about all of this in the coming days.
If wondering about the films’ reviews:
- “Get Out”: Rotten Tomatoes: 99%; Metacritic: 84
- “Lady Bird”: Rotten Tomatoes: 99%; Metacritic: 94
- “Three Billboards over Ebbing, Missouri”: Rotten Tomatoes: 93%; Metacritic: 87
Most of the night was full of comments by presenters about Hollywood’s massive sexual harassment problems. Oprah also gave a speech, as she’d won the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Judging from my Twitter feed, it was easily the most popular speech of the night. There were even some thinking she should run for president in 2020… and others arguing against the need for more celebrities-as-politicians.