Sunday, January 10, 2016

Winner of the GLOBE

To very few people's surprise, Inside Out won the Golden Globe for "Best Animated Feature". ...

Its competitors were

Anomalisa, writer Charlie Kaufmann’s stop-motion feature. Mr. Kauffman also co-directed.

The Good Dinosaur, Pixar's other 2015 release.

The Peanuts Movie, with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Charles Schulz comic strip family from Blue Sky Studios.

Shaun the Sheep Movie, the Aardman stop-motion feature from the United Kingdom.

What amuses me is how important the Globes seem to be as an awards ceremony in the 21st century. Because it's a trifle in the great sweep of shiny trophies. Concocted by foreign press stringers and voted on by foreign press stringers.

Once upon a long ago, the whole damn ceremony was hijacked by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin, who walked in and took over the proceedings. That was no big deal back in the 1950s. Now it's all glitz and glamour and broadcast coast-to-coast by a major network.

Times have changed. But maybe not necessarily for the better.


Unknown said...

Might as well give Pete Doctor the BFATA & Oscar now. I mean, what's the point? Those other films don't stand a chance.

Steve Hulett said...

You are correct, sir.

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