Black Panther makes history by winning 3 Oscars
As superhero movies continue to takeover the box office, they took the center stage last night at 91st Academy Awards with Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse taking home awards for Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, respectively. Black Panther made history by winning three Oscars for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Score, making it the most-awarded superhero movie in the history of the Oscars.
Black Panther started the night with both Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler being the first African-American women to win Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively. Later on, the film’s composer Ludwig Göransson accepts the Academy Award for Best Original Score. These achievements also mark Marvel Studios’s first Oscar wins ever
The global cultural phenomenon of Black Panther dominated the box office charts, emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $700 million – the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 – and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion. In the acclaimed film, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.
Meanwhile, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse nabbed Best Animated Feature which was accepted by co-producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller along with directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. Click here to pre-order Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Digital HD (it drops tomorrow), while the Blu-ray drops on March 19.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
The 91st Oscars was held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and was televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also was televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.