Sunday, January 16, 2011

Toy Story 3 is a Golden Globe winner

Toy Story 3 took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film at tonight's 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Director Lee Unkrich was in attendance at the Beverly Hilton to accept the prize [video]. Before getting on with his speech, he joked with presenters Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld about whether they were 'even born when the first Toy Story came out'. (Steinfeld wasn't.)

What followed was one of the best (i.e. real) speeches of the night. Unkrich expressed gratitude to everyone at Disney and Pixar, thanking a few individuals by name, like John Lasseter for 'trusting him' with the film; his family; Randy Newman for his 'amazing music'; and the Toy Story 3 cast, 'anchored by' Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

Finally he gave a big shout-out to the audiences worldwide that have embraced the film, which he called "an animated movie that beat with a human heart".

This is the fifth time in a row that a Pixar film has won in the five-year-old animation category at the Golden Globes, following Up, WALL-E, Ratatouille, and Cars.

Congratulations to Lee and everyone who had a part in the making of Toy Story 3!

Photo credit: ©HFPA

23 comments:

Tres Swygert said...

I couldn't understand why the crowd had to look so dead and uninterested while Lee was giving his speech. Makes me not want to support their stuff.

But that aside, congrats to Lee for another accolade for Toy Story 3!

Anonymous said...

He sure told those kids!

Hurray for Toy Story 3!

Darrell said...

So Lee Unkrich thinks music that is clearly recycled all the way through is amazing? His loss.

Congratulations to Pixar on winning the Golden Globe yet again!

Anonymous said...

This was great. I thought it was weird though how during his speech the camera constantly cut away to random celebrities that had nothing to do with the movie. I pictured the producer yelling, "MORE STARS! MORE STARS!!!"

Anonymous said...

STFU Darrell!

You're sick of Randy, we get it. Now shut up.

jo said...

no suprise here...

Robby said...

Darrell: I imagine he was referring to Randy's score for the toy story films as a whole. The themes and feel he created, etc. But I have no idea how you think the whole TS 3 score is recycled. I admit, it's not the BEST score of the year, but it's certainly not recycled. Unless you think keeping similar themes from both TS and TS 2 makes it recycled.

Congrats to Pixar! This is so well deserved!

Cesar Agustinus said...

hey cars won golden globe too, right?! so it's 5 wins in a row

Cesar Agustinus said...

hey, cars won golden globe too, right? so it's five wins in a row

Anonymous said...

I would have loved a tie with HTTYD...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Lee, the cast, and the rest of the Pixar crew! You deserved Best Feature Film...hopefully the powers-that-be at the Oscars will give "Toy Story 3" the Best Picture you deserve (though I'm not holding my breath).

William Jardine said...

Take that Beiber!!! :D

Mike said...

Cesar Agustinus: I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing that out. I guess was thinking Oscars.

Darrell said...

Robby, it also enveloped themes from Bug's Life and Monsters Inc. Taking ALL FOUR of those movies and putting elements of them here is recycling.

Anonymous said...

Partially recycled - how about we settle for that?

Robby said...

Darrel: I would call that "style" not "recycling." Randy Newman has a style which he uses in the films he scores, that's why they all sound similar.

guitarlynn53 said...

YOORAY YEAH for Lee Unkrich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darrell said...

Robby (and all commenters): I guess that's kind of like Hans Zimmer, he uses a style which sounds very similar in films he does (like the action/adventure ones). But that's kind of the better style overall if I say so. While Randy may be more fitting for the less dark stuff, Zimmer fits perfectly for dark stuff like the things Christopher Nolan does. Although Newman was probably fine, Zimmer could easily have contributed to TS3, particularly in scenes like Lotso's past. Or he could come up with something good to make every listener jump out of their seats at the already startling part where Big Baby's head does an 180 turnaround.

And I admit that I don't really like Newman's style. It just seems boring. You may be really taken aback by this, commenters, but somehow it just doesn't seem that powerful and doesn't bring to mind movies that I love (with the possible exception of the TS3 ending). Zimmer, however, simply blows me away or even rocks my socks off when I hear soundtracks like for the Batman films he's done. Those were easily some of the best soundtracks ever done, and I really hope that composers take his example, and do more music like this.

If people want to disagree with me, I can't change that. But you should know what I feel and why I constantly put a comment in discrediting Newman's work on TS3.

Anonymous said...

Darrell...

I thought I told you to shut up!

Movie Music Enthusiast said...

No one needs to 'shut up,' provided they are being polite. It is good to hear other people's opinions, and I too think that some of Randy Newman's scores are a little underwhelming. But that is with any composer.

In terms of Randy Newman, I personally enjoy his songs, and more completely jazz oriented scores like The Princess and the Frog. I find the more Pixar films he does, the more underwhelmed I am with the score, because of the similarities.

That being said, it doesn't mean it doesn't have it's place. I think he was an appropriate choice for TS3, for this reason: he did score the other ones, so it should sound similar.

But when compared to other scores this year by the likes of Desplat, Zimmer, and of course Powell, I get why Disney chose not to push the score for awards. I personally wouldn't have minded if they'd at least shortlisted the Tangled score though...

Bottom line: opinions are opinions, and there is no reason to get mad because someone's is different than your's.

Thanks for sharing your opinion Darrell, but you don't necessarily need to on every post. Most of the same people comment anyway. So we know how you feel about Newman's TS3 score by now.

Darrell said...

Yes, you've told me twice now to shut up. I'm beginning to get tired of that. Why don't YOU shut up?

Darrell said...

Movie Music Enthusiast (and other commenters): Yes, you all DO know now how I feel about the score, don't you? ;)

Anonymous said...

Because I don't diss Randy every time his name pops up. That's annoying enough to warrant a shut up, so please do. Thank you.

(notice I said please very politely)