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Into the Spider-Verse Soars, Black Panther Falls at Producers Guild Awards

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At today's Producers Guild Awards, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse walked away with another major awards season win, while Black Panther walked away from the ceremony empty-handed.

Into the Spider-Verse won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture, where it beat out a crowded field that included Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. The Sony Pictures Animation film was produced by Avi Arad, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.

The PGA win is the latest in a series of awards season victories that's turned Into the Spider-Verse into a serious contender for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.

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While it's won a few high honors this awards season, Marvel Studios' Black Panther lost the PGA's top award, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Picture, to Green Book, a controversial historical drama.

However, Marvel still received some major recognition at the ceremony. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige accepted the prestigious David O. Sleznick Achievement Award at the ceremony.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe star Robert Downey Jr. presented Feige with the honorary award and thanked him for resuscitating his acting career. "Kevin Feige medivac'd me from the top of the uninsurable list to the top of the Forbes list," said Downey.

The only DC production nominated for an award, Teen Titans Go!, lost the Outstanding Children's Program to Sesame Street.

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.

Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

(via NBC)

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