Golden Globe winners to be announced to kick off movie awards season

The annual movie awards season in the United States gets underway on Tuesday with the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the winners at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Japanese movie "Inu-Oh" directed by Yuasa Masaaki is nominated for the best animation category.

The movie is adopted from Furukawa Hideo's novel that tells a fictionalized life story of a 14th-century Noh theater performer named Inu-Oh.

The movie's US distributor describes the work as a "rock opera" about Inu-Oh and Tomona, a blind player of the biwa lute.

The pair "quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, large-than-life concerts."

"Inu-Oh" is the first Japanese animation nominated for a Golden Globe since director Hosoda Mamoru's "Mirai" in 2019.

If it wins, "Inu-Oh" will become the first Japanese anime to receive the honor.