Tuesday morning, with the announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominees，Marvel's Black Panther, has been nominated for Best Picture in the 91st annual Academy Awards. Meanwhile, the groundbreaking film was also nominated in six other categories-- Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Production Design.
Actually, it has been 10 years ago, there has been argued about the idea that superhero movies ought to struggle for film’s biggest honor. We should start from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight，another superhero films which are considered as one of the best films of its decade and one of the best superhero films of all time, failed to earn a Best Picture nomination. From then on, for the following 10 years, film critics have debated whether a superhero movie could or should earn a Best Picture nomination.
Nevertheless, it made a core change of Oscar Best Picture nominations: the number of films within the Best Picture category jumped from 5 to 10.
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Now let's have a brief introduction to the film Black Panther.
After the Captain America 3 civil war, the Black Panther returned to his hometown, an isolated but technologically-advanced African country of Wakanda. Many years ago, a huge meteorite falling into Wakanda which brought rare sound-absorbing metal to the country.
This kind of metal mine with military applications attracted many foreign bandits to plunder. And Techara, in this crisis, will become the incarnation of the superhero Panther to protect his country. The battle of good and evil will never stop. He will replace his died father to become the king. But whether as Black Panther or a king, T'Challa's courage has been tested, he was also rolled Into a conflict that puts Wakanda and the whole world in danger.
For years, people don't know if Black Panther is the right good film. Black Panther’s nomination of Best Picture in 2019, which made many critics, industry members, and fans regard it as a turning point moment.
Disney’s Black Panther grossed $700 million in the domestic box office, and more than $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the ninth highest grossing movie of all time, last year. Its Oscar Best Picture nomination is a defining moment for both superhero movies and the Oscars.
Nevertheless, despite the high box office, the support of film critics and fans, many others insist that Black Panther is a failure of this year’s Oscar. Anyway, different people have different opinions. In your opinion, if Black Panther deserves the nomination and if the film can win Oscar's top prize? Comment below to let us know your views.
The winners of the 91st annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. If you haven't seen the film, watching it ahead of 2019's award season is practically necessary. Let’s stay tuned.
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