Black Panther and the Oscar 2

Jolie Phan

Black Panther won an Oscar. Many celebrated the win, but of course, there was controversy.

If you did not see Black Panther, the plot begins after T’Challa’s father passes away and he returns home in the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as a king and as Black Panther gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. The risk is full of treachery and danger. He must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

The director of Black Panther is Ryan Coogler. He released Black Panther on February 16, 2018. His creation has earned  a  worldwide gross of $1.23 billion! Black Panther received fourteen awards, including an Oscar for the best pictures. It’s the fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic history. So far, it has beaten Wrinkle in Time, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Tomb Raider, and Red Sparrow. It’s presently competing against Titanic,  The Sixth Sense and The Martian or Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther was awarded the Oscar on January 25, on a Sunday. The actors make up the largest percentage of the Model Picture Academy so they have a large impact on the Oscar race.

Some people on Twitter are arguing about Black Panther’s Oscar. Some think that it won because of diversity and not merit. Others complain about how Black Panther was too simple and how there were two villains and one turned out to be a joke. The debate is still going on up to today.

Glenn Close who won the best actress at the Golden Globes said. “One of the most powerful things we have as human beings are two eyes looking into two eyes,” she says “Film is the only art form that allows us to close-up.”


  1. While a good film, I personally don’t think it’s worthy of an Oscar. It is just your average superhero movie. I don’t think it deserves anything for featuring black people. For a good movie to be a good movie you have to have captivating personalities and an interesting plot. Black Panther performed both of those subjects in a mediocre way in my opinion.


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