Golden Globes in sight for Taika Waititi's Moana

What's Fresh 09/01/2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Monday afternoon (NZ time), and the Disney animated hit film Moana is up for two awards.

It's been nominated for best animated motion picture, and best original song for a motion picture.

Oscar-nominated film-maker New Zealander Taika Waititi is behind the script about a Polynesian princess called Moana.

The film follows Moana's quest as she sails the Pacific Ocean in search of a fabled island, with help from Maui.

Maui is voiced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and 16-year-old Auli'i Cravalho voices Moana.

Waititi has been behind some of New Zealand's most successful films including 2010's Boy and 2014's vampire hit What We Do In The Shadows. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Two Cars, One Night.

The song, 'How Far I'll Go', from Moana, is performed by Auli'i Cravalho, and another version by Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara.

The Golden Globes will air on Monday afternoon New Zealand time, but on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles time.