‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins 7 Annie Awards Including Best Picture

     February 4, 2019

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had a very good night at the Annie Awards this weekend. The film won in all seven categories in which it was nominated including Best Animated Feature, Best Director (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman) and Best Writing (Rothman and Phil Lord). The big victory for Spider-Verse bodes very well for the film’s chances at the Oscars. In four of the last five years, the winner of the Annie Award for Best Picture has taken home the Best Animated Feature Oscar (the exception was when How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Annie Award and Big Hero 6 won the Oscar).

However, none of the Oscar-nominated animated films came away without at least one award. Per THR, “Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 collected two awards for music, presented to Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and storyboarding. Isle of Dogs won in the voice acting category, which was awarded to Bryan Cranston for his role as Chief. Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet grabbed an Annie for animated effects, and GKIDS’ Mirai won the Annie for best independent animated feature.”

So what does this mean for the Oscars? Spider-Verse is still the heavy favorite to win Best Animated Feature, but I can’t shake the feeling that Oscar voters are going to be wary of awarding a superhero film the prize. That being said, they’ve already done it once for Big Hero 6, so it’s not that much of a leap to give the award to Spider-Verse. The film has all the critical acclaim, and it’s a box office smash. Furthermore, it’s not clear who would be the upset pick. Maybe Isle of Dogs or Incredibles 2 could take the award due to the pedigree of directors Wes Anderson and Brad Bird, respectively, but right now, I’m going to place my bet on Spider-Verse.

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Image via Sony Pictures

Check out the full list of Annie Award winners below [via The Wrap]:

Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Animated Independent Feature: “Mirai”
Best Animated Special Production: “Mary Poppins Returns”
Best Animated Short Subject: “Weekends”
Best Virtual Reality Production: “Crow: The Legend”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial: “Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom’”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children: “Ask the StoryBots,” episode: “How Do Computers Work?”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children: “Hilda,” episode: “Chapter 1: The Hidden People”
Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” episode: “The Dog Days are Over”
Best Student Film: “Best Friend”

Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,” episode: “The Eternal Knight Pt. 2”
Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”

Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda”
Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Character Animation in a Live Action Production: “Mary Poppins Returns”
Character Animation in a Video Game: “GRIS”
Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”
Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Eddie Trigueros; episode: “Feed the Birds”
Directing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey

Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Christopher Willis
Music in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2,” Michael Giacchino

Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Age of Sail”
Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2”

Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” Will Arnett
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston

Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda”
Writing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Big Hero 6: The Series”
Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

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