Nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes were announced this morning, including the best animated feature category. The nominee line-up is the exact same five films as this year’s Annie Awards: Anomalisa, Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, and The Peanuts Movie.
The Peanuts Movie nod is an especially momentous occasion. It is the first time a Blue Sky film has earned a Golden Globe nomination in ten tries. We’ve been told that Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino received the news of his nomination while riding a camel in the middle of the desert with the film’s writer/producer Craig Schulz. Martino, who is currently in Dubai on a global press tour for the film, provided the following statement:
“This really is an incredible honor for the movie and I know I speak for everyone at Blue Sky and Fox Animation when I say a heartfelt thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. We are all honored to carry on the legacy of Charles Schulz and are thrilled to see audiences around the world embracing the film and that a whole new generation of fans are discovering the characters.”
Shaun the Sheep Movie directors Richard Starzak and Mark Burton provided Cartoon Brew with this statement: