Toni Erdmann and My Life as a Courgette on their way to the Golden Globes

Photo from Toni Erdmann movie

Only a few days after having won at the 39th European Film Awards, two of the 2016 LUX Prize finalists have been nominated for the Golden Globes. The awards handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will welcome Maren Ade’s LUX Prize winner Toni Erdmann, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, and Claude Barras’ LUX Prize finalist My Life as a Courgette, nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

Toni Erdmann, easily the breakout film of the year, will have to battle it out with Houda Benyamina’s Cannes Caméra d’Or winner Divines (France), Paul Verhoeven’s acclaimed Isabelle Huppert starrer Elle (France/Germany/Belgium), Pablo Larraín’s biopic Neruda (Argentina/Chile/France/Spain/US) and Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes-awarded The Salesman (France/Iran).

In the meantime, Claude Barras’ beloved flick will lock horns with a pack of major US productions in its category, such as Kubo and the Two Strings by Travis Knight, Moana by John Musker, Ron Clements, Don Hall and Chris Williams, Sing by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet and Zootopia by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush.

The awards season, which is now in full swing on the other side of the Atlantic, will definitely bring more good news to both films. The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on 8 January next year in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned!