The Golden Globes Forge Own Path With ‘The Lion King’ Animated Film Nomination

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The Golden Globes Forge Own Path With ‘The Lion King’ Animated Film Nomination
When it comes to categorizing, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been marching to its own beat. It nominated Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black in the drama field for the show’s first season in 2014, which was designated as a comedy at the Emmys later that year. The TV Academy re-classified the series as a drama, starting with Season 2, when the HFPA started calling Oitnb a comedy for the rest of its run.

For that reason, every year, there are Golden Globe nominations that raise eyebrows, like the forgettable thrillerThe Tourist‘s 2011 Comedy or Musical nominations for best film and stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

This year, some were surprised by The Lion King’s nomination for Animated Feature. It marks the first recognition for Jon Favreau’s remake of the Disney animated classic as an animated film.

The 2019 Lion King is part of the wave of
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