… As in Academy Award Gold. Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated various films in all of the usual categories. However, an unexpected nomination for Best Picture has been announced– 2018’s billion-dollar hit, Marvel Studios/Disney’s Black Panther. The Marvel Cinematic Universe film (based on the character Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) has been nominated for a few other categories as well, such as, Best Original Score and Best Production Design. Where Black Panther makes history, is indeed the “Best Picture” nod, especially since it is the first Comic-book based movie to be nominated in that category (Sorry, Dark Knight).
On behalf of myself and those of you reading, I would like to congratulate Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Director Ryan Coogler and all of the the other actors, writers and crew involved in putting together what I think was well-crafted film.
Somewhere, Stan is probably saying “Finally! The people of the Academy are True Believers! Excelsior!