The Academy Awards were announced and Marvel’s own Black Panther is a winner. It snagged the Oscars for Best Costumes (Ruth Carter), Best Production Design (Hanna Beachler and Jay Hart) and Best Original Score (Ludwig Goransson). While it did not win in any of the major categories such as Best Picture, it did become the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to win an Academy Award of any form, writing history in the process.
A lot of technical effort went behind bringing Black Panther to life and it would not have been possible without these magicians. Ruth E. Carter’s costumes received unanimous praise, highlighting the rich culture of the fictional Wakanda and, blended seamlessly with Hanna Beachler and Jay Hart’s production design and Ludwig’s score (especially the central theme) to bring the Wakandan atmosphere to life. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige must be a very happy man, having finally received a trophy after almost a decade of producing quality films.
Marvel’s other favorite Avengers: Infinity War didn’t win the Best Visual Effects award though, the only one it was nominated for. The good thing is, it lost out to a worthy competitor in First Man. Hopefully next year’s Avengers: Endgame will do some even bolder things with visual effects to get the MCU yet another desired win.
Our Congratulations to the winners of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. We wish them the best and hope to see them reunite for the sequel.