Awards wrap-up: TINTIN wins Golden Globe; Green Lantern wins People's Choice

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN triumphed in the Best Animated Feature category at the Golden Globes last night — a surprising loss for Pixar, but then their entry this year, CARS 2, wasn’t really in the same league as their other recent masterpieces. Director Steven Spielberg seemed happy to win — but not as emotional as when he teared up during a montage of scenes from his own film WAR HORSE — but he kind of blew it for the comics folk by not mentioning Hergé. Perhaps if TINTIN is so lucky as to be nominated and win an Academy Award, Spielberg will remember to thank the little people.

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Meanwhile, Green Lantern won an award — or more precisely, Ryan Reynolds did — winning Favorite Superhero at the People’s Choice Awards, triumphing over Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence. Vindication at last.

Comments

  1. I liked Tintin’s story, but I found the animation to be REALLY ugly and off-putting. Guess I’m in the minority.

  2. Well, at least Peter Dinklage remembered to thank George R.R. Martin this time, so you know, one out of two for the nerds. :)

  3. As a long time fan of Tin Tin (I bought my first album in the early 1970s) I was not expecting to like this movie. But I thought Spielberg and Jackson have done some of my favorite movies so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and go see it. I loved it. I was amazed by ‘animation’ and the suppleness of the characters expressions, something I had NOT seen in any of the trailers I’d watched
    . Someone must have spent a LOT of sleepless nights working right up to the deadline on this. Now, I’m really looking forward to the next one.

  4. Although Spielberg didn’t bring up Hergé by name, he did make mention of Tintin’s eighty year heritage as a comic book.

  5. Uh, Scorsese for director of “Hugo,” kind of based on a graphic novel (okay, so it was kind of an illustrated novel, but really, no mention?).

  6. Green Lantern favorite superhero movie of 2011?!?! I can only guess that having 2 characters from X-men: First Class, Captain America and Thor split the vote, causing Green Lantern to come up the middle.

  7. How could Green Lantern come up on top?? The Marvel movies (Thor & Captain America) were much better!!! Someone was feeling sorry for DC!!

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