A new video has been released reminding everyone why ‘Black Panther’ is a strong contender for The Oscars. ‘Black Panther’ is in the running for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture alongside films like ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’
‘Black Panther’ has been doing well in the awards circuit so far, snagging a SAG nomination for Best Ensemble in addition to its Golden Globe nomination. While it is on track to pick up a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars, the many amazing technical aspects of the film have a good chance at winning in categories like Production Design and Costumes. The video serves as a reminder to viewers just how strong the film is in those categories.
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Panther:
‘Black Panther’ is director Ryan Coogler’s take on a modern African hero and a utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like. The film explores the conflict between two powerful men, one African and one African-American, who are mirror images of each other, each grappling with his own history, home and very identity. When Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becomes king of the hidden, technologically advanced kingdom Wakanda, he is forced to defend his throne against rogue mercenary Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Wakanda is also alive with strong, intelligent women—led by Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o, to T’Challa’s tech-savvy sister (Letitia Wright) and mother (Angela Bassett)—who are portrayed as equals to the men they protect and advise.
Check back for more news about ‘Black Panther’ and the Oscars as it becomes available! Check out the video below!