Last night, Black Panther made history!
The groundbreaking film, directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring an all Black cast became the first superhero film to win a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a motion picture Sunday night.
The cast was on hand to accept the award and lead actor, Chadwick Boseman left fans excited with an incredibly powerful speech and teased the surety of a second film.
“To be young, gifted, and black. We all know 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. We know what it’s like to be told, to say there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on. We know what it’s like to be the tail and not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath and not above.
“And that is what we went to work with every day. Because we knew — not that we would be around during Awards season and that it would make a billion dollars — but 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 that we wanted to see. “
Black Panther also made history last week with it’s Oscar nomination for Best Picture. A high honor for any film nominated but the first superhero flick to ever receive a nomination in the category.
We’re rooting for their win–and for a sequel in 2020.
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