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"Black Panther" makes history at the Oscars

Writer: Stephen Andre Richard



"Black Panther" gets nominated for Best Picture and six other accolades.

23 Jan – "Black Panther" has made superhero movie history at the Oscars.

The Ryan Coogler-directed movie's nomination for Best Picture marks the first time that a superhero movie is included in the category.

Previously, the Academy was going to introduce a Popular Movie category, which was ridiculed by fans and critics alike as it was seen as a way to include "Black Panther" in the awards without actually putting it in the Best Picture category.

Looks like the Academy has in the end decided to just give "Black Panther" its much-deserved Best Picture nomination, even if it is a superhero movie which doesn't usually qualify as Best Picture-worthy by their standards.


The movie received six other nominations overall, though unfortunately none for Coogler.

The six other nominations are Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. No other superhero movie has reached such heights.

Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" (2008) was considered a superhero blockbuster and thought to have a high chance of securing The Best Picture nomination but ultimately failed to receive it.


"The Favourite" is one of the movies with the highest nominations at this year's Oscars.

The movies that received the highest nominations at this year's Oscars are Netflix's "Roma" and Fox Searchlight's "The Favourite", receiving 10 nominations each.

Aside from that, three of the Best Picture nominees, namely "A Star Is Born", "Vice" and "The Favourite", each has three stars nominated for either Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

The winners of the 91st Academy Awards will be announced at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles on 24 February 2019.

Before that, here is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture
"Black Panther"
"BlacKkKlansman"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"The Favourite"
"Green Book"
"Roma"
"A Star is Born"
"Vice"

Best Directing
" BlacKkKlansman", Spike Lee
"Cold War", Pawel Pawlikowski
"The Favourite", Yorgos Lanthimos
"Roma", Alfonso Cuarón
"Vice", Adam McKay

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma"
Glenn Close, "The Wife"
Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"
Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me"

Best Actor
Christian Bale, "Vice"
Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"
Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"
Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, "Vice"
Marina de Tavira, "Roma"
Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Emma Stone, "The Favourite"
Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite"

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
Adam Driver, "BlacKkKlansman"
Sam Elliot, "A Star Is Born"
Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me"
Sam Rockwell, "Vice"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Favourite" – Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
"First Reformed" – Written by Paul Schrader
"Green Book" – Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
"Roma" – Written by Alfonso Cuarón
"Vice" – Written by Adam McKay

Best Adapted Screenplay
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" – Written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
"BlacKkKlansman" – Written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" – Written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
"If Beale Street Could Talk" – Written by Barry Jenkins
"A Star is Born" – Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters

Best Cinematography
"Cold War" – Łukasz Żal
"The Favourite" – Robbie Ryan
"Never Look Away" – Caleb Deschanel
"Roma" – Alfonso Cuarón
"A Star Is Born" – Matthew Libatique

Best Film Editing
"BlacKkKlansman" – Barry Alexander Brown
"Bohemian Rhapsody" – John Ottman
"The Favourite" – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
"Green Book" – Patrick J. Don Vito
"Vice" – Hank Corwin

Best Visual Effects
"Avengers: Infinity War" – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
"Christopher Robin" – Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
"First Man" – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
"Ready Player One" – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" – Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Best Production Design
"Black Panther" – Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart
"The Favourite" – Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton
"First Man" – Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
"Mary Poppins Returns" – Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
"Roma" – Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

Best Costume Design
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" – Mary Zophres
"Black Panther" – Ruth Carter
"The Favourite" – Sandy Powell
"Mary Poppins Returns" – Sandy Powell
"Mary Queen of Scots" – Alexandra Byrne

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
"Border" – Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
"Mary Queen of Scots" – Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
"Vice" – Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Best Original Score
"Black Panther" – Ludwig Goransson
"BlacKkKlansman" – Terence Blanchard
"If Beale Street Could Talk" – Nicholas Britell
"Isle of Dogs" – Alexandre Desplat
"Mary Poppins Returns" – Marc Shaiman

Best Original Song
"All The Stars" ("Black Panther")
Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
"I'll Fight" ("RBG")
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" ("Mary Poppins Returns")
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
"Shallow" ("A Star Is Born")
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" ("The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Best Sound Editing
"Black Panther" – Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
"Bohemian Rhapsody" – John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
"First Man" – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
"A Quiet Place" – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
"Roma" – Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Best Sound Mixing
"Black Panther" – Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
"Bohemian Rhapsody" – Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
"First Man" – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
"Roma" – Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
"A Star is Born" – Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

Best Animated Feature
"Incredibles 2" – Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
"Isle of Dogs" – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
"Mirai" – Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Best Documentary (Feature)
"Free Solo" – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
"Hale County This Morning, This Evening" – RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim
"Minding the Gap" – Bing Liu and Diane Quon
"Of Fathers and Sons" – Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
"RBG" – Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Best Foreign Language Film
"Capernaum" (Lebanon)
"Cold War" (Poland)
"Never Look Away" (Germany)
"Roma" (Mexico)
"Shoplifters" (Japan)

Best Documentary Short Subject
"Black Sheep" – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
"End Game" – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
"Lifeboat" – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
"A Night at the Garden" – Marshall Curry
"Period. End of Sentence." – Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Best Live Action Short
"Detainment" – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon
"Fauve" – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
"Marguerite" – Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset
"Mother" – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
"Skin" – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Best Animated Short
"Animal Behaviour" – Alison Snowden and David Fine
"Bao" – Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
"Late Afternoon" – Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
"One Small Step" – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
"Weekends" – Trevor Jimenez

Cinema Online, 23 January 2019


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