The Adventures of Tintin won Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes Sunday night, beating out Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots and Rango. Tintin getting the edge over Cars 2 means that it’s actually the first non-Pixar film in the history of the award to win (past winners, in reverse chronological order, were Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille and the original Cars).
Director/producer Steven Spielberg accepted the award, but in his speech, neglected to mention Hergé, the late, legendary Belgian writer and artist who created Tintin. That fact wasn’t lost on multiple observers, including Fear Itself artist Stuart Immonen, who tweeted the following:
The natural next question is whether or not Tintin will earn a similar recognition at this year’s Academy Awards — nominations are announced on Jan. 24, just a tad more than a month before the Feb. 26 show.