‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature

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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature
It was a career bounce-back moment for the ages: Just 614 days after they were fired as the co-directors of Solo: A Star Wars Story, creative provocateurs Phil Lord and Chris Miller won the Academy Award for best animated feature for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

“There’s 800 filmmakers who pushed boundaries and took risks to make people feel powerful and seen,” Miller said of the film’s vast creative team and their four-year effort to deliver the animated epic.

For a tandem that built its reputation thinking outside of the box, the Oscar win represented sweet redemption. The duo’s wild-card creativity delivered commercial hits with 21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs but in 2017 their approach got them exiled from the Jedi universe when Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy grew exasperated with their freewheeling approach to blockbuster filmmaking.

With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,
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