‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Wins the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Netflix’s acclaimed feature Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature on Tuesday night. The much-lauded stop-motion movie emerged beat the other four nominated movies in the category —  Inu-Oh (GKIDS), Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (A24),  Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (DreamWorks), and Turning Red (Pixar).

Directors Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson accept the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. (Photo courtesy of NBC/Hollywood Foreign Press)

The movie’s soundtrack composed by Alexandre Desplat and Best Original Song “Ciao Papa” by Desplat, del Toro and Roeban Katz were also nominated for Golden Globes, but they didn’t win.

Backstage at the awards show, del Toro was asked about the state of the movies, reports Deadline. The two-time Oscar-winner replied, “We’re on middle of transition and change and a crisis at the same time. We just survived the transformation of delivery, the arrival of a pandemic and everybody thinks we should define where we’re going in a year or two. It will define itself in the incoming decade. and the most important thing is to keep the size of the idea big. We need a little bit of history to talk about the future [of the big screen] with a little certainty.”

Watch del Toro’s acceptance speech from the awards show below:

The next big dates for the long award season marathon are Tuesday, Jan. 17, when the Annie Award nominations are announced and Tuesday, Jan. 24, when the Oscar nominees will be revealed.

The Golden Globes have a strong correlation record for best animated feature with the Academy Awards, only misaligning their top choices four times since both races have been part of the awards season animation circuit.

Last year, NBC canceled the 2022 Golden Globes broadcast due to heavy industry criticism sparked by allegations against the HFPA of corruption and the revelation that the organization had no Black members. The Association responded a few months later by announcing the addition of 21 new members of diverse backgrounds.

Since the Golden Globes introduced its animation category, Pixar has proven the winningest studio with nine wins, with sibling studio Disney adding three to their combined domination of these awards. Paramount/Nickelodeon Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation and LAIKA have all scored one animated feature Globe each. This year marks the first time Netflix has won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.

Best Animated Feature: Oscars vs. Golden Globes

Year Academy Awards Golden Globes
2007 Happy Feet Cars
2008 Ratatouille Ratatouille
2010 Up Up
2011 Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3
2012 Rango The Adventures of Tintin
2013 Brave Brave
2014 Frozen Frozen
2015 Big Hero 6 How to Train Your Dragon 2
2016 Inside Out Inside Out
2017 Zootopia Zootopia
2018 Coco Coco
2019 Spider-Man: Spider-Verse Spider-Man: Spider-Verse
2020 Toy Story 4 Missing Link
2021 Soul Soul
2022 Encanto Encanto





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