Thursday 12 December 2013

Golden Globe Nominations: Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and The Croods Fight It Out, Monsters U Left Out

Controversy is always abound with awards ceremonies, and this latest batch of Golden Globe nominations is no exception. But first, the positive: three really stellar animated films earned nominations for Best Animated Feature, with Universal/Illumination's Despicable Me 2, Fox/DreamWorks' The Croods, and awards-favourite Frozen all snagging a nomination. Now what seems to be missing from that line-up?

While in the TV section, heavy-hitters like Homeland, Game of Thrones and Mad Men were shut out, a notable snub was also going down in the feature animated film category; Pixar's Monsters University became the first film from the Toy Story studio not to snag a nomination for Best Animated Feature since the award's conception in 2006. This is particularly noteworthy, given that the studio have won the award every year except for 2011 (when even the critically-consternation-causing Cars 2 was still at least nominated).

While it's certainly a shame to see the hard work of the creative team at Pixar - led by first-time feature director Dan Scanlon - not recognised, the other three films are all very deserving of their nominations! As for our tip to win, I'd be very surprised and disappointed if Frozen doesn't take the gong.

Frozen also snagged another nomination (not shockingly) for Best Original Song, for the Idina Menzel-performed "Let It Go".

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and David O. Russell's American Hustle led the film pack, with 12 nominations apiece, with films like Captain Phillips, Gravity, Rush and Philomena also expectedly taking home a few nominations. Check out the full list of nominees here.

The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on 12th January from the Beverly Hilton in California, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again hosting.

Speaking of awards, check out a smattering of this year's first wave of For Year Consideration ads (via Awards Daily) below. I really like the Frozen and Croods ones.


  1. Let me bring my dose of usual pessimism to the table haha. While I enjoyed Despicable Me 2 very much, MU was the superior film IMO and The Croods wasn't really a stellar film. I don't mind DM 2 being nominated but The Croods being nominated instead of MU is disappointing and baffling to say the least. Oh well, it wouldn't be the Golden Globes if they didn't have their dose of controversy. After all, the nominated Burlesque and The Tourist back in 2011 so I expect any unpleasant surprise from them.

  2. I feel really sorry for MU being left out!It is really a great animation!Hope that Frozen could win the Best Animated Feature;)

  3. I really hope Frozen takes home the award. And, to be honest, Monsters U should sit out. Of course the Academy's going to give it a nomination, after all. far as other Pixar films go, it was weak. I didn't remember much from it, and it just didn't seem like Pixar to me. It had stellar animation, of course. Pixar's still whizzes. But....I hope Frozen walks home with the award.

  4. I'm nos saying MU should win but at least deserved a nomination. It was stronger than DM 2 and much better than The Croods. Same goes with The Wind Rises, it's getting rave reviews but didn't get a nomination for Best Animated Feature either.