SLUMSMAG STAFF: GREG LEWIS
Sunday (Feb.24),Black Panther made history when it became the first Marvel Studios film to ever win an Academy Award.
The film, ‘Black Panther,’ was nominated seven times, and ultimately walked away with three of those wins.
“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.”
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The film was also nominated for the prestigious honor of Best Picture, which ultimately went to the Green Book, which stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen.
Black Panther made history, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2018, behind Avengers: Infinity War, and the fifth Marvel Cinematic universe film to ever hit the $1 billion mark.
Now that’s how you end Black History Month with a bang!