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‘Spider-Verse’ Star Shameik Moore Posted ‘Robbed’ After Film’s Oscar Loss, Then Admitted ‘I’m Definitely a Sore Loser’ and Asked for Forgiveness

“Spider-Verse” star Shameik Moore found himself in hot water on X (formerly Twitter) during the 2024 Oscars when he seemingly reacted to “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” losing the Academy Award for best animated feature to Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” by posting a one word reaction: “Robbed.” Many fans were quick to criticize Moore, who voices Miles Morales in the animated franchise, and pointed out that Miyazaki is a master of animation who directed an equally acclaimed movie.

“Respect to the winner,” Moore posted in a follow-up response. “It’s true, I’m definitely a sore loser, but we didn’t lose, ‘Spider-Verse’ has impacted A LOT of lives. We may not have been acknowledged tonight but life goes on, and BEYOND….. yea get ready.”

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Moore was teasing the upcoming “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” which will wrap up the animated trilogy. One X follower pointed out that “Spider-Verse” co-writer and producer Chris Miller had a much better reaction to the film’s Oscar loss.

“Well, if you’re gonna lose, might as well lose to the GOAT,” Miller posted on his own X account.

“Your [sic] right, honestly the whole ‘Spider-Verse’ team are such good sports,” Moore said in response to the fan, who observed that Miller’s post is “how you respond to losing.”

Moore added, “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.”

The first movie in the “Spider-Verse” franchise, 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” won the Oscar for animated feature. The sequel, released to critical acclaim last year and a box office success with $690 million worldwide, was considered a frontrunner for this year’s animated feature Oscar, but Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” was always considered another strong contender. Miyazaki won several critics prizes for the movie and was awarded the animated feature trophy at the BAFTA Film Awards and the Golden Globes.

Miyazaki has now won two Academy Awards for animated feature. His first Oscar came for “Spirited Away.” He is also the recipient of an Honorary Oscar. At age 83 years old, he became the oldest director to receive the Oscar for animated feature with “The Boy and the Heron.”

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