Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has been nominated for Best Picture and six other Oscars® by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Just over eleven months since its release, the film continues to break new ground. Black Panther is the first superhero-based movie in history to be nominated for the Academy’s top prize.

All of Black Panther‘s Oscar® nominations can be seen below.

  • Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter
  • Sound Mixing – Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin
  • Sound Editing – Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
  • Original Score – Ludwig Göransson
  • Production Design – Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
  • Original Song – “All the Stars,” by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith, Solana Rowe, Al Shuckburgh
  • Best Picture- Kevin Feige

As the saying goes, it’s an honor just to be nominated. That sentiment may never have been more genuine, however, than it is today. Movies based on comic book superheroes have been routinely overlooked by the Academy.

Black Panther, however, was impossible to ignore. Director Ryan Coogler turned in an extraordinary cinematic achievement that became a cultural movement in 2018. Black Panther may not be the first superhero-based movie to deserve a Best Picture nomination, but it absolutely deserves the one it earned this morning.

As much focus has been and will be paid to the history-making Best Picture nomination, the film’s six other nominations are not to be discounted. Ruth E. Carter, Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart, the sound team, the “All the Stars” crew, and Ludwig Göransson, all played an invaluable part in making Wakanda a place that will live in moviegoers’ hearts forever.

It would have been great to see Ryan Coogler receive nominations for directing and his adapted screenplay with Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther deserved to be nominated in those categories as well, but regardless, this is a day for celebration.

There should be a few more reasons to celebrate when the Oscar® winners are announced on Sunday, February 24.