Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Wins Golden Globe Animated Film Award Over Mirai

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its winners for the 76th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, and Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated film won the Best Motion Picture – Animated category. Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film was nominated in the category, along with Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Mirai is also nominated in the Best Animated Independent Feature and Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production categories for the 46th Annual Annie Awards.

This year's awards marked the first time an anime film was nominated for the Best Motion Picture – Animated category. The Golden Globes launched the category in 2007, and changed its rules in 2014 to stipulate that foreign animated films must compete in the Best Animated Feature category, and are no longer eligible for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Walt Disney Pictures and/or Pixar Animation Studios have won the category 10 out of 13 times.

The most recent anime work to receive a nomination at the Golden Globes in general was Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Annual Golden Globes in 2013.

Source: Deadline (Geoff Boucher)

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