Disney and Marvel Studios are pushing Black Panther for Best Picture for next year’s Oscars. They are going to push the film for a lot more than that specific category! A full list of categories has been shared that reveal what awards that are going to be campaigning for. The studios aren’t holding back or being shy!
Here’s the complete list of potential Oscar nominees for Black Panther:
Many Marvel fans loved Black Panther. It really was a fabulous movie and I love it, but for me personally, there have been better all-around Marvel films out there. But it was earlier reported that they aren’t really looking at it as a “Best Film”, they are more focused on the cultural impact that it had and the movement that it stands for. A veteran Oscar campaigner previously noted:
“You want to remind voters that this wasn’t just a movie, it was a phenomenon. The depth of that impact, what it meant to people, what it stood for — if academy members didn’t get it then, they need to understand it now.”
There is no doubt that the movie will end up getting a couple of these nominations and it’ll probably win some, but will Best Picture be one of them? We’ll just have to wait and see when Oscars air. In regards to being recognized by the Academy, Kevin Feige said:
“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.”
What do you think about all these nominations that Disney is going to push for?