Sunday 16 February 2014

Frozen Wins BAFTA for Best Animated Film!

Frozen's hot streak is continuing into awards season; after winning Walt Disney Animation Studios its first Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, the musical behemoth has now won the BAFTA for Best Animated Film for the studio for the first time (in forever)! Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee were on hand to collect the award at tonight's British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Frozen, based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, beat out Monsters University and Despicable Me 2 to take home the prestigious award. This is just more big news for Frozen, which just recently passed $950 million at the worldwide box-office and (the clearly more important factor) took home twelve A113Animation Awards yesterday.

The film's Oscar chances look even better now; every year that the Animation BAFTA has been awarded, the film that won the mask went on to win the Oscar. With the only other film that might be a threat at the Oscars being Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Frozen seems pretty locked for a win on 2nd March.

The BAFTA telecast starts in a few minutes on BBC1.

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