On Sunday evening, the British Academy Film Awards, known as the BAFTAs, announced its winners during a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse received the Best Animated Film competing against fellow Oscar-nominees Isle of Dogs and Incredible 2. With its latest win, Spider-Verse appears to be unstoppable on its path to becoming the first non-Disney production to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar since Paramount’s Rango scooped the award 2012.
Sony Pictures Animation’s box office and critical smash most recently picked up a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and won all seven Annie Awards for which it was nominated, including Best Animated Feature and Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production. To say Spider-Verse is the frontrunner to take home the Academy Awards is an understatement, but still, one must never underestimate the power of the Disney machine.