Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther may have been released over a year ago, but that didn’t stop it from continuing to break records at last Sunday’s Academy Awards. Despite Marvel’s nineteen other successful movies, this blockbuster film became the first in MCU history to win an Oscar. Not one, actually, but three: Best Original Music Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design. (The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing).
According to Wired.com, Black Panther’s costume designer, Ruth Carter, became the first African-American woman to win the the Best Costume Design category. Production designer Hannah Bleacher continued the winning streak, not only becoming the first African-American woman to win Best Production Design, but also the first to be nominated for the award.
Many of the movie’s cast was at the awards ceremony to witness its achievements, including Chadwick Boseman (T’challa), Danai Gurira (Dora Milaje warrior Okoye), Michael B. Jordan (villain Killmonger), Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda), and Letitia Wright (fan favorite princess Shuri).
Other notable Marvel actors in attendance included Captain America’s Chris Evans, Ant Man’s Paul Rudd, Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok), and Samuel L. Jackson, who plays series regular Nick Fury.