Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Swings Into A Best Animated Film Win At The Oscars

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Swings Into A Best Animated Film Win At The Oscars
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On Oscar Sunday, we are all Spider-Man. Into the Spider-Verse just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Animated Film!

The film, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, bested Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Isle of Dogs, and Mirai to take the top prize at the 91st Academy Awards.

It’s a win that few could have even imagined about 10 weeks ago, before the film hit theatres on December 14. At that time, it seemed pretty likely Disney had the award all but wrapped up with Incredibles 2, which boasted both critical and financial success. Almost no one saw Spider-Verse coming.

How it would be so exciting, so inspiring, and just so damn brilliant on every level. We here at io9 even named it the best film of the year, period, animated or not.

From here, more Spider-Verse animated films are on the way and maybe even some TV shows. The film is also coming home, first to digital on February 26 and then physical media on March 19.

We just hope they have time to put “Best Animated Feature” on the cover.


  • I hope this means it’ll get another bit of a run in cinemas. It deserves to be seen by more people. And by me several more times.

  • Well in a way, Disney kinda snapped up the award anyway since Sony is continuing the strategy of bringing Marvel on board to help out with Spider-Man and its various forms.
    How that didn’t include an instant handover of the IP in the contract all the way back with Civil War or after Homecoming is beyond me, though I bet the success of Spidey PS4 and Spiderverse goes a long way toward calming the great dark mouse lord.
    Sure they are essentially competitors and Sony kinda killed the movie version but they have a massive gaming platform and a wide reaching and long established distribution network so while it surprises me a little, Disney seems to be playing nice with others if it can be mutually beneficial. (Like Stan getting the local Disney streaming catalogue, it was a smart move but I figured Disney was about to invade and reign down fire on anything that even remotely looked like competition.

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