'Missing Link' Director Admits He's 'Flabbergasted' as Animated Movie Beats 'Frozen 2' at Golden Globes

Missing Link's director Chris Butler couldn't believe his film had beat out Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4 for the Golden Globes

There’s nothing missing here!

Missing Link earned the Golden Globe for best motion picture — animated at Sunday night’s awards ceremony. The movie beat out Frozen 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lion King and Toy Story 4 to win the category.

The film’s director and writer Chris Butler didn’t hide his shock at winning the coveted prize.

“Well, I am flabbergasted,” Butler said while accepting the award alongside his producer Arianne Sutner. “So, thank you to the HFPA. It takes a lot of people to make one of these movies, 450 people… human beings who made this possible.”

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He added, “Thank you, all of you. I am genuinely shocked.”

Sutner also couldn’t hide her surprise or her happiness, quickly saying, “Thank you so much!” before joining Butler offstage.

Missing Link follows Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) as he goes searching for the long-lost relatives of Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) — colloquially known as Sasquatch — in the Shangri-La valley with the help of Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana).

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Missing Link. Laika Studios/Annapurna Pictures

“I’d love to have his height. Oh, my God,” Galifianakis, 50, told WBUR’s Here & Now of his character.

“He has traces of me. He’s kind of a loner. … To sound really pretentious, I think all the characters I play are looking for friendships. I think that seems to be the common thing of the characters that I play. So this is another one — he’s looking for friends, that’s the bottom line.”

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony is airing live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 5.

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