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Two Nominations for Up at the 2009 Golden Globes!

You know the awards season is in full force when Golden Globes nominations are announced around this time of year!

Pixar’s 10th film, Up, was nominated for two awards, Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score!

Here’s the competition Up will face for the HFPA’s award, also watch out for commentary below:
• Best Animated Feature Film:
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Princess and the Frog
Up
• Best Original Score — Motion Picture:
Michael Giacchino, Up

Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant
James Horner, Avatar
Abel Krozeniowski, A Single Man
Karen O. and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are  

Pixar is no stranger to the Animated category, winning consecutively since Cars. But even though it’s refreshing to know that our favorite studio wasn’t forgotten at this major awards ceremony, many still feel it could’ve gotten more recognition.

It is of note that Up didn’t land Best Picture in neither the Drama nor the Comedy or Musical sections because there are rules confining it to Best Animated Film. This probably has to do with the fact that animation is unfortunately still seen as its own genre by some. At least Up has a good chance to shine in a year of outstanding animated fare!

Congratulations to Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Jonas Rivera, John Lasseter, Michael Giacchino and the rest of the Up team on these momentous nominations! Check out the full list of noms, including Best Picture, here.

Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Winners will be announced on January 17th, 2010, televised live on NBC.

0 Responses to Two Nominations for Up at the 2009 Golden Globes!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just to make it clear, Up was not eligible for either of the Best Picture awards because HFPA rules state that a film cannot be nominated for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature at the same time.

    —CountSolo

  2. martini833 says:

    Thanks, I’ll make that clear in the article. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shame Ponyo isn’t getting in on any of this — is it unable to because it’s a foreign film?

    Also, in unrelated but sad news — Roy E. Disney has passed away today. 🙁

    —Leirin

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