Marvel's Black Panther just made history by becoming the first-ever superhero movie to be nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Academy Awards.
Following its release early last year, the movie became a critical and commercial success — breaking multiple box office records. The first Marvel superhero movie with a predominantly black cast, Black Panther is considered by many to be a major cultural phenomenon.
For decades, superhero movies have struggled to be recognised by the Academy in non-technical categories — with hits like Logan and Dark Knight receiving massive critical acclaim, but still getting passed up for 'Best Picture' nods.
Well, Black Panther has finally broken the superhero movie curse, and it also managed to score six additional nominations for 'Costume Design', 'Sound Mixing', 'Sound Editing', 'Original Score', 'Production Design' and 'Original Song'.
Other black-led movies that got nominations include BlacKkKlansman and If Beale Street Could Talk for 'Original Score'; BlacKkKlansman and If Beale Street Could Talk for 'Best Adapted Screenplay'; and BlacKkKlansman for Directing.
The 91st Academy Awards will hold on February 25.