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January 21, 1995 – The Lion King is Awarded Best Musical or Comedy Film at the Golden Globes

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“You cannot be in this position with a song unless you have a great film, and The Lion King was a great film made great by everybody at Disney past and present…” – Sir Tim Rice

On January 21, 1995, the 52nd Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Honored with four nominations, including two in the same category for Best Original Song, the animated feature film The Lion King won three awards, including the award for the Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Ed Wood; Four Weddings and a Funeral; and Prêt-à-Porter. Hans Zimmer wn for his score for the film, while Elton John and Tim Rice managed to take home the honor of Best Original Song with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

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