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2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

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The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are:

  • The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros)
  • Big Hero 6 (Disney)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation)
  • The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features)
  • The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox)

In response to the nomination, Travis Knight (producer of The Boxtrolls and chief of LAIKA) issued the following statement:

“How wonderful! My sincere thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring THE BOXTROLLS with this nomination.  Nearly 10 years in the making, THE BOXTROLLS was a labor of wholehearted love crafted a frame at a time.  From the inky black puppet mines in Portland to the well-appointed recording studios in London, our production was blessed with diverse and passionate artists of the highest caliber: brilliant actors, visionary directors, and a sublimely gifted crew.  I’m so pleased that their prodigious talents have been so meaningfully recognized.”
– Travis Knight, Golden Globe Award nominee as producer of THE BOXTROLLS, Best Animated Feature Film Nominee

The Golden Globe Awards will be given on January 11, 2015.

UPDATED: Other reaction comments have been released from The Boxtrolls filmmakers:

“I’d like to express my delight and appreciation to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its nomination of THE BOXTROLLS for this year’s Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Film. There are so many great animated films this year! The medium is branching out and growing in wonderful ways, and we’re happy to be part of it. It is both gratifying and humbling to be included in such a talented group of nominees.

This nomination recognizes the efforts of a crew of over 300 women and men at LAIKA who worked for years on the picture, each expressing their unique talent and love for the medium of animation through their sacrifice and tireless work. Guided by our masterly directors, they have painstakingly hand-crafted the most complex stop-motion feature film ever, and it was an honor to work alongside them on this adventure. So many outside the studio also contributed immeasurably to THE BOXTROLLS. Our electrifying cast, superb composer, and the rest of THE BOXTROLLS family created a world of image and sound out of what often seemed like thin air.”

– David Bleiman Ichioka, Golden Globe Award nominee as producer of THE BOXTROLLS, Best Animated Feature Film Nominee

“Wow! We are especially thrilled with this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because it honors the hard work of over 300 artists and animators from all over the world. THE BOXTROLLS would never had been done without the amazing dedication and craftsmanship of these people and the vision and leadership of Travis Knight, who gathered us all together in the mists of Portland, Oregon and gave us the opportunity to contribute to the wonderful legacy of this animation style.

We want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for including us alongside all these other fantastic nominees.”

— Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, Globe Award nominees as directors of THE BOXTROLLS, Best Animated Feature Film Nominee