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Golden Globes Changes Rules for Foreign Animated Works

posted on 2014-08-11 23:57 EDT

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the Golden Globe Awards will change how they categorize competing foreign animated works beginning with the 72nd annual event. Foreign animated films will now be able to compete in the Best Animated Feature category, but can no longer be submitted in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Foreign-language films are still banned from the Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical categories. Animated films also cannot compete in those categories. The rules stipulate that an animated film must be "movement and characters' performances must be created using a frame-by-frame technique” through the use of “hand drawing, stop motion, pixilation, animation software or a similar technique." Motion-capture will not be considered animation under the rules.

Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Annual Golden Globes ceremony but it lost to The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) live-action film by Italy's Paolo Sorrentino.

Nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes will be announced on December 11. The ceremony will be held on January 11, 2015.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.


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