Black Panther a film by Marvel Studios a few hours ago, made history, becoming the first ever Superhero film to be nominated in the Best Picture category of the Oscars
Black Panther which got the Best Picture was reported to have made over $1.3 billion worldwide and was hailed as an important cultural moment thanks to its primarily Black cast and themes of Afrofuturism and identity, and the Wakanda talk.
According to Hollywood reporter, aside from getting the Best Picture, Black Panther also earned Oscar nominations for best costume design, production design, sound editing, sound mixing, original score and original song.
The report also said that while comic book films dominate at the box office, they had been passed over by the Oscars in the the category until now. A decade ago, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008) failed to receive the best picture nomination, and the subsequent outcry was in part credited with the Academy expanding the best picture race from five to ten nominees.
While nominations into that category have eluded comic book films historically, fantasy films have occasionally won the category, such as Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017) and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
…congratulations to the Black Panther crew for nomination…