It’s finally here! Awards season is upon us and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature goes to…Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And it is totally deserving of the big win.

If it seems like there has been a ton of Spider-Man movies lately, you’d be right. Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland have each played the Marvel superhero in recent years and in various reboots. But it’s this comic book page-to-screen adaption of Miles Morales—the first Spider-Man of color—that has fans hooked on a whole new era of the masked web-slinger—and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association clearly agreed it’s a winner, too.

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Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was up against some pretty stiff and industry-established competition for the Golden Globe, including Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 and Studio Chizu’s Mirai. And while we might have expected a Disney or Pixar title to easily take home the Golden Globe, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man came out on top.

Was it an upset? Totally—but a welcome one for the rise of representation in Hollywood, where everyone benefits. In a poignant quote backstage at the awards, Spider-Man co-director Peter Ramsey said, “Anyone can wear the mask. Everyone is powerful, everyone is necessary.”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is rated PG and playing in theaters nationwide.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment via YouTube

 

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