Black Panther nomination for best picture at Academy Awards is probably the greatest news for Superhero fans. It was the first Superhero movie to be nominated for best picture. ‘Superhero Movies’ getting Recognized at Academy Awards might be a good news for Studio putting heart and sweat at comic book movies.
The Academy was probably unfair with Logan. Logan was probably the best movie of 2017. The movie was was nominated for best adapted screenplay in Academy Awards. The movie was a strong contender to be nominated for best picture. But the Academy had different opinion.
Lets take a look at superhero movies recognized by Academy for the past couple of years.
The Christopher Reeve starred movie was nominated for Best sound, best film editing and best original score. The movie was able to bag Special Achievement Awards.
Spider- Man 2
The Sam Raimi directorial movie was a huge success for Sony. The movie went on to bag three Academy nomination for Best Achievement in sound mixing, best achievement in sound editing and Academy Award for Best visual effect. The movie was able to bag Academy award for best visual effect.
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight is probably the best comic book movie of all time. Christopher Nolan bought a different taste in superhero movies. The movie was nominated for various category including best achievement in Cinematography, best achievement in film editing, best achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in makeup, best achievement in sound editing, best achievement in visual effects, best performance by an actor in supporting role and Best achievement in sound editing. The movie went on to bag best actor in a supporting role and best achievement in sound editing. The performance of Heath Ledger as Joker might be the best performance in comic book movies.
Avengers Infinity War
Avengers Infinity War is basically the biggest cinematic crossover in movie history. The movie went on to gross over two billion dollar at the box office. The movie has been nominated for Best visual effect at the 91st Academy Awards. The cinematic glory has a legitimate chance to win the award.
Black Panther is the first Black cast superhero movie. The movie was culturally significant and grossed more than 1 billion dollar at the box office. The movie has received seven nomination at the Academy Awards including best picture. Apart from Best picture, Black Panther is nominated for best original music score, best costume design, best sound mixing, best production design, best sound editing, best original score.
Do you think Comic book movies deserve more recognization at Academy Awards? Was Academy right to nominate Black Panther for best picture?
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