It's not a shocker, but it's extremely well deserved nonetheless: last night at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed hit, Frozen, took home the statue for Best Animated Feature, making it the first WDAS film to do so since the award's inception seven years ago.
|Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee with their Globe.|
Disney's high-grossing fairytale beat out The Croods and Despicable Me 2 for the gong, which was accepted by co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. It's worth a mention too, that, with the exception of the 2011 awards (where the HFPA - rightly - gave the nod to The Adventures of Tintin) and the 2007 ones (where Cars won, while Happy Feet won the Oscar), the film that has won the Golden Globe has gone on to win the Oscar
It wasn't a double win for Frozen though, as the hotly-tipped "Let It Go" lost out for Best Original Song - not even to the other perceived front-runner, "Please Mr. Kennedy" from Inside Llewyn Davis, but rather to "Ordinary Love," by Bono and U2, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom... Strange choice, but then the Hollywood Foreign Press Association does love its celebrities (this is the organisation that gave The Tourist a nomination for Best Picture, after all)... But then again:
|Credit: Jordan Meinhart|
All the same, major congrats to the whole team at Disney on an incredibly deserved win for a fabulous film!