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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wins Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globes

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Jan 6, 2019, 9:01 PM EST

The first award given of the evening at the 76th annual Golden Globes was for the Best Motion Picture - Animated. The competition was stiff, with Incredibles 2, Mirai, and Isle of Dogs all vying for the title.

The cast of Black Panther was on stage to announce the winner, which was Sony Pictures' innovative and eye-popping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller took the stage to start issuing as many thanks as possible to the army of artists and animators who helped bring the tale of Miles Morales, and about five other Spider-Men, to life. This included the late Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who created the original Spider-Man back in the early 1960s, as well as Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli, who created the character of Miles Morales some 50-odd years later.

"There are 800 other filmmakers around the world who did this, we love you," said Lord of the massive collaboration, before bringing out co-director Peter Ramsey to close out the speech with a heartfelt message to Spider-fans the world over.

"We were trying to make a movie that spoke to the idea that anyone can be behind the mask," Ramsey began. "Telling the story of Miles Morales, a kid from Brooklyn, African-American, Puerto Rican, anybody can be behind the mask, we're counting on you. You can do it!"

It's a noteworthy achievement for Sony, which has spent the last several years struggling with the Spider-Man franchise as a whole. That started to turn around (at least in terms of the box office) with the release of Venom this past October. Now, with a Golden Globe under its belt -- after being in theaters less than a month -- it's certain to boost Sony's confidence going forward. Here's hoping that Spidey himself gets to keep the shared custody arrangement with the MCU in the meantime.

This is also Sony's first Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture - Animated. Hotel Transylvania was nominated in 2013, but ultimately lost to Disney/Pixar's Brave.

You can check out all of SYFY WIRE's Golden Globe coverage here.