Oscars 2019 — Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wins Best Animated Film, breaks Disney-Pixar's dominance

Press Trust of India

Feb 25, 2019 09:25:59 IST

Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse emerged as the biggest superhero in the animated feature film category as it took home the Oscar trophy at the 91st Academy Awards.

 Oscars 2019 — Sonys Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wins Best Animated Film, breaks Disney-Pixars dominance

A still from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Twitter

Since opening last year in December, the feature created by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, has been widely praised both for its fresh story and visual style.

"There are 800 filmmakers who push boundaries to make people feel powerful and seen. So when we hear somebody's kid watching the movie turn to them and say 'he looks like me' or 'he speaks Spanish', we feel like we have already won," producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in the acceptance speech. They were joined on the stage by co-producers Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.

The film, which secured its position at the Oscars following its Golden Globe and Annie Award wins, was nominated in the category alongside Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mirai, Incredibles 2 and Isle of Dogs.

With its win, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse broke Disney-Pixar's dominance at the Oscars in the category. Films like Coco, Zootopia, Inside Out, Frozen, Brave, Toy Story 3, Up and Wall-E have won the award in the past.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2019 09:25:59 IST