With 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Peter Ramsey Is The First Black Oscar Winner For Animated Film

February 25th 2019

Peter Ramsey continues to make history.

The director who co-helmed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became the first Black director to win for Best Animated Film.

He shared this win with co-directors Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Ramsey directed the animated film Rise of the Guardians in 2012, which was nominated at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, Producers Guild and Annie Awards. However, it did not get nominated for an Oscar.

Spider-Verse was a smash hit at the box office and universally acclaimed among critics, with many calling it one of the best animated films ever made.

 

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

by Shadow and Act on February 25th 2019

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