Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which follows the trials and tribulations of Miles Morales, Afro-Latino teenager who takes on the helm of Spider-Man, secured the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature on Sunday.
“Anyone can wear the mask, everyone is powerful and everyone is necessary and that is the spirit of the movie,” director Peter Ramsey (who directed alongside Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman) said backstage. “Basically it was the idea that, you know, we all felt deeply the idea that anyone can have this kind of experience. Anyone can share in this myth, in this kind of legend, be this kind of hero, want these kind of things. And the story of Miles Morales was a way to crystalize all those feelings into one character – this African American, Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn.”
Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse managed to claim the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature from such big names as Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Wes Andersen’s Isle of the Dogs and denotes only the third time since the category was introduced in 2007 that the category wasn’t won by Pixar or Disney.