'Black Panther' Makes History With Oscar Nomination for Best Picture It is the first superhero film to receive the honor at the Academy Awards. 'Black Panther' received lots of praise from critics and audiences when it was released in February last year. Many have considered it to be a cultural milestone thanks to its nearly all-black cast. The 2019 Academy Awards are set to air on February 21 on ABC.

Atlanta-filmed ‘Black Panther’ takes home 3 Academy Awards #Oscars2019

Winners Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter made Oscar history for black women

Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther” took home three Academy Awards Sunday night, but lost the coveted Best Picture award 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.

“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.

“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.

Learn more about “Black Panther” and its ties to Atlanta.

See the full list of Oscars 2019 winners here.

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