Every year, fans push for their favorite comic book movies to get some recognition at the Oscars, but they’re almost always left disappointed. Just last year, both Wonder Woman and Logan had hard Oscar campaigns but only Logan earned a small Adapted Screenplay nomination. That’s not to say this can’t change. We’ve already seen some genre movies like Jordan Peele’s Get Out show up big time at the awards shows, and it looks like Black Panther could be next.
A reporter from Deadline spoke to a Disney exec at the Oscars who told him they would be pushing hard for Black Panther to get a Best Picture nom next year.
“A top Disney exec told me flat out that they would be campaigning not only Black Panther for the big prize but also the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns “
Black Panther didn’t go unnoticed during the show either. There were several references to the colossal amount of money it’s already made and its cultural significance. Jimmy Kimmel even made a joke about how it won’t get any nominations next year despite these things. But maybe he’s wrong. Perhaps Black Panther will finally be the one to break the mold.
Legendary director Christopher Nolan sure thinks so. The Deadline reporter was also able to catch up with him and ask him his thoughts on next year’s awards, and Nolan predicted that Black Panther will be among the Best Picture nominees in 2019. Christopher Nolan is famous for directing the Dark Knight trilogy as well as last year’s Dunkirk.
Other than Best Picture, here are some other nominations I think Black Panther could be in the running for:
- Best Director: Ryan Coogler
- Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
- Best Supporting Actor: Michael B. Jordan
- Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o
- Best Adapted Screenplay
Black Panther obviously won’t be nominated for all these Oscars, but fans will for sure be holding out hopes that it gets some recognition at the 91st Academy Awards. We’ll just have to wait until next year to see what the results are.
Black Panther is in theaters now.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman