Movies & TV / News

MCU Scores First Oscar Wins for Black Panther

February 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Black Panther Chadwick Boseman Image Credit: Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picked up both the first, second, and third Oscar wins in the franchise’s history tonight at the Academy Awards. The MCU film won for both Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score; all for Marvel’s Black Panther.

Jay R. Hart and Hannah Beachler take home the Academy Award for Black Panther in production design. Beachler also made history as the first African American to win the award for production design for the film. Additionally, she’s the first African American to ever be nominated in the category.

Meanwhile, Ruth E. Carter wins the award for the film in the Best Costumes category. Composer Ludwig Göransson also took home the golden statue for Best Original Score for the film. In total, the film won three Oscars.

Now, to be clear, the MCU has been nominated for Oscars in the past, but this is the first time it has actually won the Oscars in any category. Also, Spider-Man 2 did win an award for Best Visual Effects, but that was technically not an MCU film.

Black Panther was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It did not manage to snag the awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Both those awards went to Bohemian Rhapsody.

You can check out the full Academy Awards results RIGHT HERE.