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Golden Globes Reveal Nominees For Best Animated Feature

Over the past few years The Golden Globes have managed to become one of the most high-profile awards organisations in Hollywood- possibly second only to The Academy Awards. They are often viewed as an indicator of which films are likely to also attract the attention of The Oscars. In animation terms though, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has historically been far less adventurous in the films they choose to nominate.

It's a hugely pleasant surprise then, to see that this year HFPA has nominated two independent European features. Alongside the ineveitable nod for Coco both The Breadwinner and Loving Vincent are nominated. The other two slots go to more traditional Golden Globe fare with The Boss Baby from DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky's Ferdinand. 

It's not unheard of for the Globes to nominate independent features- My Life As A Zucchini was nominated last year, and Anomalisa the year before. However, it has never before nominated two in one year.

The Golden Globes was one of the few organisations who didn't nominate Song Of The Sea back in 2014 so it's gratifying to seeing them recognising Cartoon Saloon's latest release. Loving Vincent's nomination is the most unexpected, and cements the film's status as a real contender this Awards Season.

Elsewhere, animated films dominated the Original Song Category, scoring nominations for songs from Coco, The Star and Ferdinand.

The winners will be announced when the Golden Globes Ceremony takes place on Sunday January 7, 2018.