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Black Panther Becomes Marvel Studios' First Oscar Winner

Black Panther Becomes Marvel Studios' First Oscar Winner

Traditionally, comic book movies have gotten snubbed at the Oscars, as only a handful of comic book or superhero movies have even picked up nominations.

"Thank you to the Academy, thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on-screen", she continued. But things changed with Black Panther at the 91 Academy Awards.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Carter was honored with a career achievement award at the 21st annual Costume Guild Awards, presented by Halle Berry and "Black Panther" actress Danai Gurira.

The film's production designer, Hannah Beachler, was the first black person to be nominated for and win an Oscar for best production design, according to the Academy. As with Carter, Beachler also gave thanks to Marvel, who she said "lifted us up" every day during the process of making the film.

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She took the stage saying "Wow, wow, I got it". "I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler, who not only made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person".

This was Carter's third Oscar nomination and her first win, the first two being for Malcom X in 1992 and Amistad in 1997.

Take, for example, the impact of Black Panther versus the actual Best Picture victor, Green Book.

The film's composer, Sweden-born Ludwig Goransson, also attended USC, where he met Coogler. And we're here 12 years later, you know, celebrating one of the most important cinematic moments in history. That quest ultimately paid off, and Black Panther became the first superhero film to be nominated for the Oscars' biggest prize. 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.