‘Coco’ Wins Golden Globe For Best Animated Feature

In a historic year at the Golden Globes, in which two European animated features were nominated for the first time in the animated feature category, Disney-Pixar’s Coco triumphed with the win in the category.

It marks the Walt Disney Company’s 10th win in the category, an impressive feat when one considers that the the Golden Globes have only presented an animation award for 12 years. The only two non-Disney animation winners in the history of the Golden Globes have been Tintin and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

The other nominees in this year’s feature animation category were the aforementioned European entries – Breakthru Films/Trademark Films’ Loving Vincent and Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner – as well as Blue Sky’s Ferdinand and Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby.

Before tonight’s Golden Globe win, Coco had already emerged as the frontrunner for the Oscar, winning 27 out of 31 American film critics’ organization awards for best animated feature of 2017.

Nevertheless, the preference for Pixar might be a tad surprising for the Golden Globes, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of foreign film journalists, the majority of whom are based in Europe. Then again, the HFPA is not exactly a group that is respected for its knowledge of film. “They’re fucking ridiculous,” 2018 Golden Globe nominee Gary Oldman said of the HFPA. “It’s 90 nobodies having a wank. Everybody’s getting drunk, and everybody’s sucking up to everybody.”