Black Panther makes history with 7 Oscar nods, but not everyone's happy
Black Panther broke local box office records across Africa and sparked #WakandaFever around the world but some still believe the film was "all hype and no substance". And that it shouldn't be up for an Oscar.
The Marvel film earned seven Oscar nominations, including a Best Picture nomination. It is the first time that a superhero movie has been nominated for the prestigious award and the social media streets were in celebration mode on Tuesday over the announcement.
President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige told Deadline that he was very proud of what Black Panther had achieved.
"We’re very, very proud of what this film has done. The movie has made a cultural impact that is just humbling and gratifying to see. And we’re very grateful to the Academy for this recognition.”
#BlackPanther deserved to be nominated for best picture at #Oscars .— sam (@santoshsahoo077) January 23, 2019
Deserved for best music , best sound editing , best costume design... So proud for this movie. 👏👏👏
Honorary mentions : The actors. It's rare to see such acting in a superhero movie. pic.twitter.com/kW8lCMFzGm
But while the film dominated the start of 2018, other films made serious impact later in the year, shifting people's minds on whether Black Panther was still a shoe-in for the Best Picture Oscar.
Some Twitter critics also thought it was "overrated".
Listen. I understand that Black Panther was a milestone for black people and culture in the media. But it is NOT a Best Picture-worthy film. It wasn't even the best superhero movie of the year (It was grossly overrated by critics who were afraid of being labeled racist) #Oscars— mArvel studioZ (@AmakeyWoman) January 22, 2019