‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards

The Annies winner goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature more than 70 percent of the time

Last Updated: February 3, 2019 @ 1:13 AM

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has been named the best animated feature of 2018 at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated and giving the film a prize that has predicted the Oscar animated-feature winner more than 70 percent of the time.

The awards were handed out at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday night by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood.

In addition to winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man” picked up awards for its directing, writing, character animation, character design, production design and editorial. “Incredibles 2” came into the show with the most nominations, 11, but only won two, while “Ralph Breaks the Internet” had 10 nominations and received one award.

The seven wins for “Spider-Man” fell short of the record 11 Annie wins for Pixar’s “Coco” last year, but they were a strong indication of the momentum that the film has acquired since its release in December. It is the first film from Sony Pictures Animation to win the top award at the Annies, which over the years has been dominated by Disney/Pixar (eight wins for Disney, nine for Pixar) and DreamWorks Animation (four wins).

“Mary Poppins Returns,” a live-action film with an extended animated sequence, won two Annie Awards. Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” received one award, for Bryan Cranston’s voice work.

In the television categories, “Hilda” was the big winner with three, while “BoJack Horseman” and “Disney’s Mickey Mouse” received two each.

Since the establishment of the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards in 2001, the same film has won at both ceremonies 12 times in the previous 17 years, including the last three years in a row.

In the short subject category, the prize went to “Weekends,” the Annecy audience award winner which is also nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar and was featured at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival.

Four of this year’s five Oscar nominees for feature animation – “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – were also nominated in the top Annies category. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mirai,” was the winner in the Annies’ Best Animated Independent Feature category.

The winners:

Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Animated Independent Feature: “Mirai”
Best Animated Special Production: “Mary Poppins Returns”
Best Animated Short Subject: “Weekends”
Best Virtual Reality Production: “Crow: The Legend”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial: “Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom'”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children: “Ask the StoryBots,” episode: “How Do Computers Work?”
Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children: “Hilda,” episode: “Chapter 1: The Hidden People”
Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” episode: “The Dog Days are Over”
Best Student Film: “Best Friend”

Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,” episode: “The Eternal Knight Pt. 2”
Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”

Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda”
Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Character Animation in a Live Action Production: “Mary Poppins Returns”
Character Animation in a Video Game: “GRIS”
Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”
Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Eddie Trigueros; episode: “Feed the Birds”
Directing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey

Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Christopher Willis
Music in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2,” Michael Giacchino

Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Age of Sail”
Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2”

Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” Will Arnett
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston

Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda”
Writing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Big Hero 6: The Series”
Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”