16 January 2012

Tintin Takes Home Golden Globe Award

At the 69th Golden Globe Awards ceremony last night, the animated film The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Sir Peter Jackson, took home the award for Best Animated Feature in Film.

Spielberg called the film a "buddy movie," saying, "It shows a man who is a reprobate and a terrible alcoholic who stops drinking -- and when he does, he accomplishes something wonderful."

Tintin has already grossed $233m worldwide, with a series of Tintin films, based on the comic books by Herge, planned to follow. A Tintin sequel is set to begin filming within the next twelve months.


  1. Meanwhile Game of Thrones also only got one win. Sigh. Not that Peter Dinklage isn't flawless as Tyrion, but fantasy really gets the short end of the stick at these awards. Only ROTK ever managed to clean up at the Oscars that one time.

  2. You're absolutely right, Xagzan. It's a shame, really. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, but it would be nice for the genre to receive recognition where it's deserved.

  3. I really hope at least one of the Hobbit films also cleans up at one of these things.

    Do you watch Game of Thrones, by any chance?

  4. I haven't yet. I wanted to read the book first. I started to, but just couldn't get into it. I'll probably try to catch up on all the episodes at some point, though. It looks pretty good.

  5. I can't recommend it highly enough. Best TV I've seen in forever, even though technically it's an adaptation. I had also thought of reading the series first, but I already have so many other books on my to-read list that who knows when I'd get to it, and I found I enjoyed experiencing the story and characters via the show.

  6. How far behind am I? Just one season, right? Maybe I can get caught up before the next one starts up. My other issue is that Sean Bean looks exactly like Boromir, which kind of bothers me and makes Game of Thrones feel like a rip-off. I know that probably wasn't the producers' intent, and I'll just have to get over it. But still... I will give it a shot, though. So far nobody I know has had anything bad to say about it, so that must be a good sign :)

  7. It's one season, yes, and only 10 episodes at that.

    Haha, I hear you about Sean Bean, although conversely, that was actually something I found pretty cool. It was nice to see a familiar looking actor/character for me, and as a LotR fan, it helped attract to me to the show in the first place. I saw ads and thought, "Hey, it's Sean Bean looking like Boromir! I should check this out."

    And ultimately, Ned Stark is quite the different character than Boromir. I even stopped seeing Boromir on screen rather quickly.

  8. Oh, it shouldn't take very long to get caught up, then! Maybe I'll make an attempt over the weekend. I do admit that part of me really enjoyed seeing "Boromir" again. I still think it will be hard to differentiate him from Ned Stark, but I'll try to keep an open mind :)



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