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Black Panther nominated for Best Picture Oscar and six more!

Marvel Studio’s Black Panther is making history again! The Ryan Coogler-directed film gained seven nominations following todays Academy Award nomination, including the most prestigious one – Best Picture, making this the first superhero film to be nominated in this category!

Along with the big nomination, the film also nabbed nominations for; Best Production Design, Best Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (Kendick Lamar’s “All The Stars”), Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has spoken to Entertainment Weekly about his pride over the film’s achievements:

“The word that keep coming to me from the moment it happened is just this humbling sense of pride for everyone involved in the movie,” said Feige. “It’s the most important recognition that a film can receive in our industry. That’s not lost on any of us. It’s something that’s immensely gratifying. As the numerous phone calls and text messages that went back and forth between all of us who were lucky enough to work on the film, it is just … pride. I think Blank Panther is a unique movie told by a unique filmmaker in a unique time.”

“It comes down to this amazing cast and crew, and a brilliant director who had something to say” he continued. “He had a very personal story and struggle to explore, and he wanted to use this movie and this canvas to tell it. Looking over the past year at the cultural impact this movie has had around the world, it feels like the recognition from the Academy this morning is the pinnacle of that… It’s about representation, and it’s about inclusion, and it’s about the importance of telling different types of stories. That the Academy recognized that this morning is extremely gratifying to all of us.”

Black Panther wasn’t the only Marvel film that achieved nominations though, Avengers: Infinity War was nominated for Best Visual Effects, while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse secured a Best Animated Feature nod!

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