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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Wins First Best Picture Of The Year Honor From Utah Film Critics

Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already won more awards this season than any other animated feature, but all of its awards until now had been for best animated feature.

The Utah Film Critics Association decided that that wasn’t enough. Tonight, at their annual meeting, the group of 18 Utah-based film journalists voted Spider-Man as their overall top choice for Best Picture of 2018. The runner-up in the category was Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma.

The group becomes the first film critic organization this year to honor an animated film with its top prize.

Further making a statement, the Utah group also chose Spider-Man as its best animated feature (with no runner-up in the category), and voted the film’s screenwriters Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman for its adapted screenplay honor (runner-up in the category was Audrey Wells’ The Hate U Give).

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, has won 13 best animated feature awards, in addition to tonight’s award for best picture. It is followed in the animation award race by Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which has picked up seven honors, and Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2, earning three honors.

You can follow all the animation-related award season contests with Cartoon Brew’s exclusive Animation & VFX Award Tracker. Here’s a summary of feature winners as of this evening:

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