'Black Panther' makes history again by becoming the first ever superhero movie to be nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Oscars.
The movie became a global sensation, raking in over $700 million in the domestic box office alone. Globally, the Marvel movie racked up over $1.3 billion and is the third-highest grossing best picture nominee ever, behind James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic.”
Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' is also nominated for Costume Design, Original Score, Original Song, Production Design, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.
Fans were upset that Coogler was snubbed for 'Best Director,' but Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, will not allow Coogler to go unmentioned.
Speaking to The New York Times, he said: "[Coogler] had a very personal story and struggle to explore, and he wanted to use this movie and this canvas to tell it. Looking over the past year at the cultural impact this movie has had around the world, it feels like the recognition from the Academy this morning is the pinnacle of that."