The magnificent sounds of “Wakanda Immortal” echoed from the majestic mountains of Africa to the American Film Academy, marking a new era about to be opened for superhero films after Oscar 2019.
It has been nearly 10 years since the name of late actor Heath Ledger was voiced at the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the legendary role of The Joker. Along with seven awards in other categories that year, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece The Dark Knight set a new benchmark for action movies about superheroes, which were always viewed. as pure entertainment and lack of depth of plot.
Nearly a decade has passed, the superhero film series has made strong strides on the silver screen with the rise of Marvel giant and the billion-dollar Avengers brand, as well as the DC universe is gradually wake up when bringing quality blockbusters like Aquaman or Wonder Woman. However, it feels like the prestigious awards platform at the Dolby Opera House is still something that the superhero’s power, no matter how big, cannot be conquered. However, Oscar 2019 will probably be a new milestone for this kind of action – fiction and even the whole film industry. Recently the American Academy of Film and Science announced the nomination list of 27 categories for the 91st Oscar Award. Besides 2 unique artworks Roma and The Fauvorite leading the list of titles The name that most surprised the grave style is Black Panther.
After sweeping the film market worldwide with sales of up to $ 1 billion in 2018, blockbusters from Disney and Marvel Studio studios continue to be the subject of a lot of ink for newspapers in these days. Nominated to 7 categories in the 2019 Oscar Award, including Best Soundtrack, Best Impressive Dress Up, Best British Picture Effect, Best Impressive Production Design, Excellent Sound Editing best and best movie soundtrack with All The Stars through SZA and Kendrick Lamar performances. However, attracting a lot of attention is the Best Picture nomination, which is considered the most prestigious item at the annual Oscar Awards. This is also the topic that brought the most talk and controversy in the past days.
In fact, the Black Panther is not the first superhero comic adaptation to catch the eye of 70 members of the Academy, and it is certainly difficult to be considered the best scenario in the this movie genre. Despite the brand’s success, few people appreciate Black Panther’s ability to participate in the Oscar nomination list 2019. The film is only the fourth major film project that Ryan Coogler – a young director – has been given the opportunity to sit in the chair. Chadwick Boseman was never considered a big name in the acting scene, while Michael B. Jordan at that time was still suffering a lot of bad voices after his lousy role in the film Fanstastic Four. The work is also adapted from Marvel comics. However, the ticket to Oscar 2019 lies in the very story that they have jointly painted in Wakanda. Thereby turning the Black Panther into a work that has brought great spiritual values and not only encapsulated the silver screen for modern society, especially the black community.
With the nomination of “Best Movie” for Black Panther, at Oscar 2019, will the American Film Academy begin to change the look and open the door to superhero movies? Certainly there will still be a lot of conflicting opinions about this new direction of the film world but after all, art has no limits and perhaps only relative, but the values that each movie Leaving as well as its influence on the mass community will surely always last with time.