Another awards ceremony, another best animated feature film prize for the Disney/Pixar creative juggernaut. Pixar’s latest accolade was for Up, the no.1 animated movie of 2009, at the 67th Golden Globe Awards held on Sunday. The film’s director and co-writer Pete Docter (Film/Video BFA 90) was on hand at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to collect the award.
Docter’s prize marks the fourth consecutive win for a Disney/Pixar film since the Golden Globes added a separate category for feature-length animation.
Last year, WALL·E, which was directed by Andrew Stanton (Film/Video BFA 87) from an original story by Stanton and Docter, received the best animated film Golden Globe. In 2008, the winner in this category was Ratatouille, directed by Brad Bird (Film/Video 76). And before that, in 2007, Cars, directed by John Lasseter (Film/Video BFA 79) with the late Joe Ranft (Film/Video 80), got the nod.
Up, which also won the Golden Globe for best original score, edged out in the animated feature category Henry Selick’s (Film/Video MFA 77) stop-motion Coraline and Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, directed by John Musker (Film/Video 77) and Ron Clements and co-executive produced by John Lasseter.
The annual Golden Globes are voted on and produced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), whose members represent some 55 countries with a combined readership of more than 250 million.