Encanto, Disney’s 60th animated feature, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, which recognized the best that film and American television had to offer in 2021.
Encanto rose above Flee, Luca, My Sunny Maad and Raya and the Last Dragon to win the award. This is the 12th Golden Globe that Disney has won for Best Animated Feature Film, with the House of Mouse largely dominating the category since it was introduced in 2006. Encanto‘s “Dos Oruguitas” (Lin-Manuel Miranda) was also nominated for Best Original Song, though it lost out to “No Time to Die” (Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell), the theme song for the James Bond movie of the same name. Its score by Germaine Franco was nominated for Best Original Score as well, but the honor ultimately went to Hans Zimmer’s work on Dune.
Unlike previous years, the cast and crew behind Encanto were unable to accept the award in person. For the first time since 1979, this year’s Golden Globe Awards were not telecast after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the award show, was scrutinised for its alleged sexist and exclusionary practices, particularly in relation to the lack of diversity in its membership. Along with media organizations such as Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia, NBC boycotted the ceremony by announcing that it would not be broadcasting it to American audiences, causing the ceremony to be held privately instead. Only those who had connections to groups that had obtained philanthropic support from the HFPA were allowed to attend, which therefore excluded nominees, guests and credentialed media. Winners were announced to the public afterwards through a press release.
With the film receiving positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, it is no wonder that Encanto was nominated for three Golden Globes this year. Garnering over $215 million worldwide, it was the highest-grossing animated film of 2021, despite it only being released on Nov. 24 last year. The film has underperformed commercially, however, due to it becoming so quickly available on Disney+ after a short theatrical release.
Encanto centers around the members of the Madrigal family, who have each been bestowed a unique power by the magic of their home, the Encanto. Much to her disappointment, however, Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) finds herself to be the only member of her family not to be given a gift. Despite this, she is suddenly thrust into adventure when the magic surrounding the Encanto starts to disappear and she tries to unravel the mystery as to why in order to save her family and home.
Disney’s Encanto is currently in cinemas and is available to stream on Disney+.
KEEP READING: Encanto Pays Tribute to Frozen in the Best Way Possible
Lord of the Rings’ Most Important Archer Isn’t Legolas – It’s a Random Old Man
About The Author