Superhero movies are big box office earners, but most of them don’t really get nominated in year-end film award ceremonies. Things might be about to change though as Marvel’s Black Panther was just nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards. This makes Black Panther the first-ever superhero flick to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars!

Aside from the Best Picture nod, Black Panther also received nominations for: Best Costume Design, Original Song (All the Stars), Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Production Design. This means Black Panthers received a total of seven Oscars nominations!

 

Joining Black Panther at the Best Picture category are the following films:

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Black Panther’s nomination is certainly unexpected, though it’s certainly welcome. The film not only received critical acclaim, it was also an unprecedented blockbuster movie as it it’s also the first of its kind to feature a nearly all-black cast. Talk about positive represtantion!

Want to find out who will win the Oscars? Watch the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, 2019!