Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cleaned house at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, winning every one of the seven awards it was nominated for, including the institution's coveted Best Animated Feature honor.
The Annie Awards' biggest prize is not only incredibly prestigious in its own right, but has also historically been prophetic regarding the Oscars. 70% of the films to win Best Animated Feature at the Annie Awards have gone on to win the same honor at the Academy Awards since the category was introduced to the latter in 2001.
This is especially noteworthy, considering the fact that one of the films Into the Spider-Verse defeated to win Best Animated Feature at the Annie Awards was Incredibles 2, which has largely been seen as its biggest competition heading into the Oscars.
In addition to Best Animated Feature, Into the Spider-Verse also took home the awards for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production, Character Design in an Animated Feature Production, Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production, Writing in an Animated Feature Production and Editorial in an Animated Feature Production, adding to its already impressive list of accolades.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is in theaters now.
(via The Wrap)