Marvel Campaigns ‘Black Panther’ for 16 Oscars -Why it Should Win

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Following the critical success of Marvel’s Black Panther, there was a lot talk from Disney and Marvel Studios about its earning potential at the Oscars.


Well it appears that Marvel believes its earned a lot, as the studio is now campaigning for 16 categories.


These include:


  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ryan Coogler)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole)
  • Best Actor (Chadwick Boseman)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett)
  • Best Cinematography (Rachel Morrison)
  • Best Film Editing (Michael P Shawver, Debbie Berman)
  • Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart)
  • Best Costume Design (Ruth Carter)
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Joel Harlow, Camille Friend, Ken Diaz)
  • Best Sound Mixing (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin)
  • Best Sound Editing (Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boedeker)
  • Best Visual Effects (Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick)
  • Best Original Score (Ludwig Goransson)
  • Best Original Song (All the Stars)


Now it’s no secret that comic book-based films don’t win Oscars, but Black Panther stands out amongst the crowd.


People didn’t only love it, but it was a cultural phenomenon. Something that the academy can’t ignore.


In regards to being recognized, President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige had this to Vanity Fair:


“I would like to see the hard work and the effort and the vision and the belief of the talented filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who sat across the table from us a few years ago and said, ‘I have been wrestling with questions about my past and my heritage and I think I really want to tell a story within this movie.’ And that he did it so unbelievably well and with so much impact … seeing that potentially being recognized is what excites me the most.


“I think it would be wonderful. The people behind the camera, the people on screen that acted in the movie, any of them being recognized would bring us great joy because they did tremendous work. And it’s always nice when tremendous work is recognized.”


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