How to Train Your Dragon 2, directed by Dean DeBlois, was awarded the Golden Globe tonight. The other nominees in the animated feature category were Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, and The LEGO Movie.
DreamWorks Animation had previously been nominated six times in this Golden Globes category. It marks the first time in the studio’s history that they’ve won the prize since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association introduced this Golden Globes category in 2006.
Here is the full text of Dean DeBlois’s acceptance speech:
“Wow, this is incredible. Thank you so much. We’re so excited. On behalf of over 400 people who worked on this film, from the bottom of our hearts we thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. We’d love to thank the leadership at DreamWorks: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ann Daly, and Bill Damaschke. To our amazing partners who were with us on the distribution of it: Jim Gianopulos and all the great people at Fox. To Cressida Cowell, who actually created the whole world that we’ve been able to play in; she’s the author of the books. To our incredible cast, our incredible crew, to our incredible producer Bonnie Arnold. Thank you so much to our families; to Dave Wirtschafter and Jeff Gorin at William Morris; to Linda Lichter and Peter Nichols, our attornies; we thank you so much.”
Below is a video of the award announcement and speech: