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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Star Shameik Moore Apologizes for Reaction to Oscars Loss

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse star Shameik Moore has apologized for his reaction to the film’s loss at the 2024 Oscars.

On Sunday night, the Into the Spider-Verse sequel lost to Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron in the best animated feature film category. Moore, who voices Miles Morales (aka Spider-Man) in the franchise, immediately took to X (formerly known as Twitter), where he posted that the film was “robbed.”

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He received many replies that noted that the Sony animated movie lost to a critically acclaimed film made by a “legend.” Other comments echoed those remarks, asking Moore to respect Miyazaki’s work.

Minutes after seeing the replies, Moore admitted he agreed he should’ve been more graceful on social media. “Respect to the winners. It’s true, I’m definitely a sore loser, but we didn’t lose, Spiderverse has impacted ALOT of lives, we may not have been acknowledged tonight but life goes on, and BEYOND….. yea get ready,” he wrote in a follow-up post.

One fan pointed out that Across the Spider-Verse co-writer Christopher Miller and producer had the proper reaction. Miller had tweeted, “Well, if you’re gonna lose, might as well lose to the GOAT.” Moore then quote-tweeted the fan’s comment, apologizing for his actions: “Your [sic] right, honestly the whole Spiderverse team are such good sports. Very professional and I’m excited to see what comes of this. I’m young, and a fighter, so forgive my nature. Congrats to the winners.”

While Across the Spider-Verse went home empty-handed, the first film in the animated franchise won in the Oscars category in 2019.

Moore has not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter‘s request for comment.

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