Black Panther is not only nominated in the Best Picture Category at the 2019 Oscars, it also got nomination in 5 other major categories.
Th movies is easily one of the biggest pop culture-defining superhero movie of this decade, from having a predominantly black cast to its futuristic depiction of Africa.
In addition to the five technical nominations, the movie also earned a ‘Best Picture’ nod, making it the first superhero movie to be nominated in that category.
The ‘Best Picture’ award is considered to be the most prestigious and the highest award a movie could receive at the ceremony.
This nomination comes as a big surprise to most considering how other superhero flicks like Logan have been snubbed in the past despite their commercial and critical success.
Notwithstanding, Black Panther obviously made the coins, smashed box office records and became a cultural sensation following its release, and these factors probably made the film a contender for the category.
With the ‘Best Picture’ race being competitive this year, hopefully, one of the black-led films in the category would win when the 91st Academy Awards holds on February 2019.