January 18, 1992 – Beauty and the Beast Wins the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
“We’d won the Bank of America award for Jeffrey [Katzenberg], and now the Golden Globe for the artists.” – Don Hahn, Producer.
On January 18, 1992, the 49th Golden Globe Awards were held. After scoring four nominations, the 30th Disney animated feature film Beauty and the Beast walked away with three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out the likes of City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Commitments, and The Fisher King. Beauty and the Beast was also awarded for Best Original Score for Alan Menken, which beat “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” by Zbigniew Preisner, “Bugsy” by Ennio Morricone, “Dead Again” by Patrick Doyle, “For the Boys” by Dave Grusin, and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Michael Kamen. The other award was for Best Original Song, with the film awarded for “Beauty and the Beast,” winning against “Dreams to Dream” from An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, “Tears in Heaven” from Rush, and “Be Our Guest” also from Beauty and the Beast.