Black Panther Becomes First Marvel Film To Win An Oscar
Feb. 25, 2019
Sunday evening, Black Panther made history when it became the first Marvel Studios film to ever win an Academy Award.
In total, the film earned seven nominations and ultimately walked away with three of those win, notably for the behind-the-scenes categories of Best Original Score (Ludwig Goransson), Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), and Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler).
"Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king," Carter said during her acceptance speech. "It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy, and thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen."