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'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Swings Away With The Oscar

It may have seemed impossible just a few months ago, but it actually happened. The Oscars have crowned Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse as Best Animated Feature. For most of last year Pixar's Incredibles 2 was considered to be the front-runner- not least because the category has been largely dominated by Pixar and Disney since its inception.

As the awards season rolled on, the momentum seemed to be swinging Spidey's way, winning best animated feature at numerous ceremonies including The Baftas, Golden Globes and The Annies. This is the first time a non Disney/Pixar film has won the award since Rango in 2011. This is the first win for Sony Pictures Animation, and director Peter Ramsey (who co-directed with Rodney Rothman and Bob Persichetti) is the first African-American to win the award.

As well as Incredibles 2, the film also beat competition Disney's Ralph Wrecks The Internet,  Wes Anderson's Isle Of Dogs, and Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai. 

Pixar didn't go home completely empty handed however. The Best Animated Short went to Bao, written and directed by Domee Shi. This is significant as this was the first Pixar short to be directed by a woman.  Bao was nominated alongside Animal Behaviour, Late Afternoon, One Small Step and Weekends.

The only other animated nomination was the Alexandre Desplat's Best Original Score nomination for Isle of Dogs, which ended up losing out to Black Panther.

The full list of winners can be found here.