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Ratatouille scoops Golden Globe

A scene from Ratatouille

Ratatouille has been named the best animated film at this year's Golden Globe awards.

The cartoon movie about Remy the rat who dreams of becoming a chef in Paris beat off competition from Bee Movie and The Simpsons Movie.

The Golden Globes are probably the world's biggest awards ceremony after the Oscars.

But this year, the stars stayed at home and the glitzy ceremony was cancelled because of the writers' strike.

Since last November, TV and film writers in Hollywood have been refusing to work because they want better pay.

Stars who were up for awards at the Golden Globes said they would not go to a ceremony in support of the writers.

The writers have gone on strike
Writers have been on strike since November
Award bosses decided to cancel the showbiz bash after TV channels threatened not to screen the ceremony if there were no big celebs there.

Instead, the names of the winners - including Johnny Depp for his latest film - were read out at a news conference.

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