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.
Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler are the first Black women to win in the Best Costume Design and Best Production Design categories. Okay #Oscars, I see you. pic.twitter.com/phAn2oo8Rh— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾♀️ (@freeblackgirl) February 25, 2019
Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler are BOTH the first black women to win in their categories. #BlackPanther continues to make history. #Oscars— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) February 25, 2019
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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.
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