The animation nominees for the 2022 Golden Globe awards look a lot like what many were suspecting, with one exciting surprise.
2022 Golden Globe Best Animated Feature Nominees
- Inu-Oh (GKIDS)
- Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (A24)
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Dreamworks Animation)
- Turning Red (Pixar)
- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
Inu-Oh’s presence among the nominees is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Masaaki Yuasa’s film has dazzled audiences and juries at festivals around the world since premiering at the Venice Film Festival back in 2021 – a noteworthy honor for an animated film – and it has always looked like one of the foreign features most likely to make an impact during this year’s awards season. (This is also the first time since Mirai in 2019 that an anime film has been nominated, and only the second time since the Globes added the award in 2007.)
Disney, which was the only U.S. studio to get a Golden Globe animated feature nod last year, is nominated again this year for Turning Red. Despite only getting a limited release, the film has been Disney’s best-received feature of 2022, while other Disney and Pixar films that did get theatrical releases have flopped at the box office and with critics and audiences. It’s little surprise that Turning Red was nominated today, and it seems a shoo-in to be recognized by the Oscars as well, where Disney fare is often disproportionately represented.