Sony Pictures Animation’s latest animated feature ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ continued to sweep the 2018-19 awards at the Golden Globes last night. The film has earned a total of 21 awards but last night earned it’s most prestigious award thus far.
Director Peter Ramsey, alongside the film’s creative team, took to the stage to accept the award for Best Animated Feature Film. This is the first time since 2014 that a non-Disney or Pixar film has won the award and only the third time in history.
“Anyone can wear the mask; everyone is powerful and everyone is necessary, and that is the spirit of the movie,” said Peter Ramsey, who directed alongside Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, at the Golden Globes. “We all felt deeply that anyone can have this kind of experience and be this kind of hero. The story of Miles Morales was a way to crystallize all of those feelings into one character.”
While I personally would have loved Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ (my film of the year) to take home the gold, I loved this film too and was indeed close competition. Spider-Verse is an absolutely fantastic and innovative film that deserves the buzz around it. Could this indicate that Spider-Verse is the favorite to win at this year’s Oscars? An exciting time for animation indeed!