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.
“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.
The film was also up for best sound mixing and best sound editing for a total of six nominations this year.
“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.
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, scenes of which were filmed right here in Atlanta.
As The AJC previously reported, several such scenes were shot at the rock quarry at the Vulcan Materials Co. in Stockbridge, a source of pride for the south metro community.
And almost $84 million of its reported $200 million budget was spent in the state.
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