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73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards: The Nominees React

Filmmakers Steve Martino, Richard Starzak, Mark Burton, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, Pete Sohn and Denise Ream react to the news of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Award nominations.

Earlier today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film are Paramount Pictures and Starburns Industries’ Anomalisa, Disney and Pixar Animation Studio’s The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ The Peanuts Movie, and Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep Movie.

Here are reactions to the news from Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino, Richard Starzak and Mark Burton, the writers and directors of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, the writers and directors of Anomalisa, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera of Inside Out, and director Pete Sohn and producer Denise Ream of The Good Dinosaur.

Read their reactions below, and congratulations to all the nominees!

From The Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino, who received word of his nomination – the first ever for Blue Sky Studios -- while on a press tour, riding a camel in the middle of the desert with writer and producer Craig Schulz:

This really is an incredible honor for the movie and I know I speak for everyone at Blue Sky and Fox Animation when I say a heartfelt thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. We are all honored to carry on the legacy of Charles Schulz and are thrilled to see audiences around the world embracing the film and that a whole new generation of fans are discovering the characters.

From Richard Starzak and Mark Burton, writers and directors of Shaun the Sheep Movie:

We've just heard about the nomination and just like our film, we're speechless.

From Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, writers and directors of Anomalisa:

We are excited and honored to be recognized by the HFPA, especially alongside such great animated films. We share this honor with our immensely talented cast -- Jennifer, David and Tom -- and the best team of animators, designers, craftspeople and technicians who worked with such passion to bring Anomalisa to life.

From Inside Out director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera:

It has been incredibly humbling to see the reception to Inside Out by audiences around the world. We set out to make a film that would help us better understand our children, but never imagined it would have the impact that it has, and we could not be more thrilled or filled with JOY to receive this nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

From The Good Dinosaur director Pete Sohn and producer Denise Ream:

Creating The Good Dinosaur has been an arduous, exhilarating, and even at times terrifying, but life-changing adventure, not so unlike Arlo’s journey in the film. On behalf of our hard working crew and everyone at Pixar, we would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for the tremendous honor of this nomination.

The 2016 film and television awards gala will take place January 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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