Black Panther Creates History: An Oscar Nominee

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Marvel Studios film Black Panther is making history. The film has too many first under its name now. Earlier it became the first ever superhero film to make it to Golden Globe Awards 2019 nominations and now landing among the best picture nomination list in Oscars 2019, again a first for a superhero film.

The film scored six other nominations for Costume Design, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Orignal Song as well. However, director Ryan Coogler did not make it into the slate of directing nominees.Apart from the Best Picture category, the Marvel project has received nods for original song, original score, sound mixing, sound editing, costume design and production design. In the Best Picture category, the film is pitted against The Favourite, Vice, Roma, Green Book, A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Apart from the Best Picture category, the Marvel project has received nods for original song, original score, sound mixing, sound editing, costume design and production design. In the Best Picture category, the film is pitted against The Favourite, Vice, Roma, Green Book, A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Black Panther, set in a fictional African country of Wakanda, became a massive hit earning USD 1.3 billion worldwide. The film, featuring Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright among others, received praise from both the critics and the audiences for its authentic portrayal of African culture.

The film has had a spectacular awards season, as it received nods at the Critics’ Choice Awards, SAG, BAFTAs and a history-making Golden Globe nomination. In the past, superhero films have been nominated and have also won a few Academy Awards, but mainly in the technical categories. Last year, James Mangold and Michael Green had a break through as they received the Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Hugh Jackman’s “Logan”.

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