17 Animated Features Eligible For Golden Globe Consideration

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The Golden Globe Awards, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have announced that 17 animated features are eligible for consideration this year. Unlike the Oscars, animated features are not eligible to compete in the film and foreign film Golden Globe categories.

Here’s the full list:

  • The Art of Happiness (Big Sur SRL, Italy)

  • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

  • The Book of Life (Twentieth Century Fox and Reel FX Animation)

  • The Boxtrolls (Laika)

  • Cheatin’ (Bill Plimpton Studios)

  • Henry & Me (Reveal Animation Studios)

  • The Hero of Color City (Exodus Film Group)

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation LLC)

  • The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros.Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac-Dune Entertainment/Lego Systems A/S/Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures)

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (DreamWorks Animation LLC)

  • Penguins of Madagascar (DreamWorks Animation LLC)

  • Pirate Fairy (DisneyToon Studios)

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue (DisneyToon Studios)

  • Rio 2 (Blue Sky Studios)

  • The Snow Queen 2 ( Wizart Animation, Russia)

  • Song of the Sea (Cartoon saloon)

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Studio Ghibli, Japan)

The nominations will be announced this Thursday. The awards will be handed out on January 11, 2015.


  • Albert

    I think it will end up being between The Hero of Color City or The Snow Queen 2.

    • http://www.doodlesinanimation.blogspot.com Annie T.

      The obvious winner is The Hero of Color City.

  • Anon

    I really hope The Art of Happiness, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Song of the Sea get nominated. They are wonderful films and deserve every bit of critical praise and awards they get. Unfortunately, members don’t give the indie entries a fair chance – I doubt they even bother watching them – so it’s highly unlikely they’ll get nominated.

  • Anonymous

    Amid, is this the first time the HFPA announced a list of the eligible animated features for the Golden Globes? I don’t seem to recall this happening before.

  • Cheese

    I think I know what the nominations will be like at the Golden Globes…maybe.

    1. The LEGO Movie
    2. How to Train Your Dragon 2
    3. Big Hero 6
    4. The Boxtrolls
    5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Winner (maybe): The LEGO Movie

    The reason why I chose these animated features against others, because these animated features have the potential to get audience at the edge of their seat (ex: all animated features), get the audience to weep at sad scenes (ex: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Box Trolls, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), get the audience to laugh at humorous scenes (ex: The LEGO Movie and Big Hero 6), and get the audience to learn a lesson that they’ll cherish everyday (ex: The LEGO Movie).

  • Anonymous

    I know this is an unlikely scenario, but I still could very well see the following as the list of nominees for the Oscars and/or the Golden Globes.

    How to Train Your Dragon 2
    Big Hero 6
    Boxtrolls
    The Tale of Princess Kaguya
    Song of the Sea

    Which means Lego would be left off, despite being a front-runner to many people. You think this is possible, or way to “out there” for Lego to not get nominated here? The only reason I feel this way is while Lego seems more the critics cup of tea, it just doesn’t strike me as something that’ll win over Academy members.