The hype for this month's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is getting bigger by the second, and that's not expected to stop anytime soon with the Sony Pictures Animation movie already winning one major award -- Best Animated Film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
This bodes especially well for the movie's Oscar hopes because the last three movies that won this award went on to claim Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards. Last year, Coco took both awards, in 2016 Zootopia did the double, and the year before that the honors went to Inside Out.
With this news, it seems like Sony Pictures Animation's Into the Spider-Verse is shaping up to be a real contender at the Academy Awards. It could be the second animated Marvel flick to take home an award, since Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2014. The movie's gaining amazing critical reception and is expected to make a significant impact at the box office with the film sitting on a perfect (for now) Rotten Tomatoes score.
It's currently begin better-reviewed than this year's other animated fare like Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet and even Avengers: Infinity War in the period right after the review embargoes were first lifted following their respective advance screenings. More simply, it's on track to become one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year.
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 opens on December 14.