From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Guest Blog
Disney’s Encanto is named Best Motion Picture – Animated at the Golden Globes 2022. The 60th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, about an enchanted family with magical gifts, was announced the winner by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Twitter. Unlike past ceremonies, this year’s event is private and was neither televised nor live streamed. Encanto took home the Golden Globe over Danish documentary Flee (Neon), Italian sea monster movie Luca (Disney-Pixar), Czech-language drama My Sunny Maad (Totem Films), and action-fantasy Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios).
Encanto‘s original song, “Dos Oruguitas” from Lin-Manuel Miranda, competed for Best Original Song – Motion Picture, alongside “Be Alive” (from King Richard, Warner Bros.), “Down to Joy” (from Belfast, Focus Features), “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” (from Respect, MGM/United Artists Releasing), and winner “No Time to Die” (from No Time to Die, MGM/United Artists).
Since 2006, Disney has been awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film 12 times. Disney-Pixar’s Soul took home the prize in 2021, the latest in a list of winners that includes Coco, Frozen, and Zootopia, from Encanto co-director Byron Howard.
Encanto “tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto,” reads the official synopsis from Disney. “The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.”