Nigeria loses chance to get an Oscar with 'Black Panther'

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February 26, 2019

Carter, victor of Best Costume Design for "Black Panther", poses in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

During her acceptance speech, Beachler thanked friends and family for their support to "breathe life" into her design for the hit Marvel movie "Black Panther".

She continued: "I give this strength to all of those who come next to keep going and to never give up and when you think it's impossible just remember this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: I did my best, and my best is good enough".

Carter also thanked filmmaker Spike Lee for giving her her start. Entertainment Weekly notes that Carter became the first black woman to win Best Costume Design.

The first Marvel Studios film to be helmed by a black director and feature a predominantly black cast, Black Panther went on to be crowned the highest-grossing domestic performer of 2018 with $700 million earned domestically; worldwide, the Wakanda-set blockbuster won $1.3 billion to become the ninth highest-grossing film of all time.


"Thank you Ryan I love you". He's coming off a Grammy win for the Black Panther score, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T'Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M'Baku. Ryan, Ryan working with you has been an incredible honor.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind.

The melanin' was poppin' at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. That's an immensely huge achievement - one that might even shape film and the Oscars as we know it. While it did not take home Best Picture, the superhero film proved that the comic book genre can stand toe-to-toe with some of Hollywood's finest cinematic offerings. That might not have been possible in the past, but Black Panther is showing that it's certainly possible today.

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