Hillsboro studio wins Best Animated Film at Golden Globes


Hollywood icons walked the red carpet in Beverly Hills

Arianne Sutner, left, and Chris Butler pose in the press room with the award for best animated motion picture for “Missing Link” at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Awards season officially kicked off with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills Sunday. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the award show for the 5th time, which honored achievements in television and film.

While star-studded films like “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and fan favorites like “Fleabag” took home multiple wins, perhaps what was most locally notable was the moment “Missing Link” took home the award for Best Animated Feature.

Hillsboro-based animation studio Laika released the film in the spring of 2019. “Missing Link” follows an explorer (voiced by Hugh Jackman) who meets a Sasquatch-type creature (Zach Galifianakis) and helps him meet his Yeti cousins in the Himalayas.

The local animation studio is led by President Travis Knight, and owned by his father, Nike co-founder Phil Knight. Laika blends stop-motion animation with computer generated effects to create its animated films.

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