The Black Panther received a lot of hype before its release and indeed the hype was worth the expectation when it finally got to the cinemas, breaking all sorts of records just weeks after the release.
But the director and whole crew were anticipating much more than that. They perhaps wanted the movie to win all sorts of awards and it has started.
Yesterday, the Superhero movie won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), which is a major boost for the Oscars coming up next month.
The Marvel film won the Best Ensemble cast, beating Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” musical romance “A Star Is Born,” Queen Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” as well as, the Best Stunt Ensemble.
According to the lead actor of the movie Chadwick Boseman, this movie was basically to create a movie that illustrated how special black people are.
“We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world — that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified a world we wanted to see”.
Adding that everyone knows what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured, yet you are young, gifted and black.
Full list of winners
MOTION PICTURE AWARDS
Best ensemble cast: “Black Panther”
Best actor: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Best actress: Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Best supporting actress: Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place”
Best stunt ensemble: “Black Panther”
Best ensemble, drama: “This Is Us”
Best ensemble, comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”
Best actor, drama: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Best actress, drama: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Best actor, comedy: Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”
Best actress, comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”
Best actor, TV movie or limited series: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Best actress, TV movie or limited series: Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”