Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Wins Best Animated Feature Film at 2019 Oscars Ceremony
Spider-Man has officially swung his way to the top.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took home the Best Animated Feature award at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday.
The cast and filmmakers took the stage to accept the award.
“We want you all to know, we see you, you’re powerful, this world needs you,” said one of the directors, Peter Ramsey. “We are counting on you, thank you.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was praised for its diverse casting, particularly for creating the first black Spider-Man; the story revolves around nerdy New York teen Miles Morales, who finds that he is one of many Spider-Mans in multiple universes.
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The Get Down‘s Shameik Moore voiced Miles, Jake Johnson starred as Peter B. Parker and Hailee Steinfeld played Gwen Stacy.
“I saw a cartoon a few years where Miles Morales made an appearance, and I was like, he looks just like me, and I was very surprised that he was black,” Moore told Entertainment Tonight.
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“My co-star on Dope had given me a journal, and we were trying to will our success into existence. So, I was like, ‘I need to write this down.’ And I wrote, ‘I am Miles Morales. I am Spider-Man,’ ” Moore told the outlet.
The film also took home the award for the best-animated motion picture at the 2019 Golden Globes.
The 91st Academy Awards are being presented live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.