Marvel's "Black Panther" Has Record Breaking Opening Weekend

Oscars 2019: 'Black Panther' wins 3 Academy Awards, loses best picture to 'Green Book'

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The Marvel Comics blockbuster, the first superhero flick to even get nominated for best picture, won best original music score, best costume design and best production design.

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“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter became the first African-American woman to win in the category, followed by the Academy’s first black woman production designer to win, Hannah Beachler, who joined fellow honoree Jay Hart. 

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The film was also up for best sound mixing and best sound editing for a total of six nominations this year.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” took home awards for both sound mixing and best sound editing, and, as aforementioned, “Green Book” won the Academy Award for best picture.

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Ryan Coogler’s action-packed movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo and several others follows the Marvel character Black Panther (or T’Challa) as he aims to reclaim the futuristic African nation of Wakanda.

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