The Golden Globe Awards were held last night, but because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the ceremony was untelevised, and there was no television audience.
All week long, there had been jokes circulating the social media platforms that sounded something like this one, tweeted by comedian Conan O’Brien.
If a tree wins a Golden Globe in the forest but it’s not televised, does it still make an embarrassing speech?
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 7, 2022
The jokes were reminiscent of a seemingly age-old question: If a tree falls in the woods, and there’s no one in the woods, does it still make a sound?
But in addition to the fun and frivolity brought about by the jokes and fun-poking about the Golden Globe ceremony, there was also plenty of celebrating as some of the best-loved offerings on television and on the big screen won the admiration and (virtual) accolades of the (non-existent) audience, including Walt Disney Studios’ 60th animated film, Encanto, directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush.
Encanto won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, and it’s no wonder, as Encanto was already the highest-grossing animated film of 2021–even though it was just released at the theater on November 24, 2021, and on the Disney+ streaming platform on Christmas Eve.
Walt Disney Studios’ 60th animated feature, Encanto, leaves little to be desired and much to be celebrated. The film draws you in from the beginning as it tells the story of the amazing Madrigal family that lives deep in the Colombian mountains. The family has been blessed with a miracle, and every member of the family–except for Mirabel–has a unique gift or ability. But it’s Mirabel who teaches the rest of the family about what matters most in a family–and it has nothing to do with talents and abilities.
The film features amazing music, as well as state-of-the-art animation infused with the colors of a vibrant, beautiful palette. It’s no wonder the film was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature! Well deserved, indeed!