Monday 14 January 2013

Brave Wins at Golden Globes

2012's awards-circuit has been a very close one - nowhere more so than where animation is concerned. Certain awards circles have picked Laika's ParaNorman as their Best Animated Feature of the year, others have gone for Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie, and a couple have chosen DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians. One film that, sadly, seems to have not received a lot of awards love though is Pixar's latest, Brave. Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just changed that.

The Mark Andrews/Brenda Chapman directed film took home the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony last night, beating out Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It Ralph. Co-director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian were on hand to collect the award (check out the acceptance speech above); nice to see Andrews thank the brilliant Brenda Chapman, the heart of Brave, as well.

I think Mark Andrews is quite happy... Via Pixar Post.

It's worth noting that this is Pixar's sixth Golden Globe win in this category; it was established at the 64th Annual ceremony and Pixar have won the award every single year, apart from last year when The Adventures of Tintin rightfully won the award. Congrats to the Brave team on this well deserved honour!

Other winners at the ceremony included Argo and Les MisĂ©rables taking home the Best Picture awards for Drama and Musical or Comedy respectively; Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh Jackman took home the two best actor awards for their roles in Lincoln and Les Mis, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence won the lead actress awards for Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook. Game Change and Homeland were the big TV winners. Full results here.


  1. "it was established at the 64th Annual ceremony and Pixar have won the award every single year, apart from last year when The Adventures of Tintin rightfully won the award. Congrats to the Brave team on this well deserved honour!"

    I like that righfully.

    It was kind of unexpected, but in a good way. I would have been equally happy if Wreck-It Ralph or Frankenweenie took the award, but it's always nice to see Pixar win.

    1. Haha, I thought you might approve of that!

      Yeah, it's nice to see that Brave gets at least some recognition. I'm really not bothered who wins the Oscar, whoever does, they'll deserve it!

  2. I loved that Tintin won last year, I love that film to death. And I as also very happy that Brave got the nod, the film has been harshly critisied and I think that's punishment because of Cars 2. It was a lot better than it's made out to be and it's certainly a stunning and charming film in every aspect.

    I would be happy with either Brave or Ralph taking home the Oscar.

    1. Yeah, it was a very deserving win - both last year and this!