'Black Panther' makes history in the Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright in Black Panther. PHOTO| COURTESY| MARVEL

What you need to know:

  • The Marvel block-buster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday.
  • What remains now seems to be whether or not Black Panther will beat out the rest of the year’s competition and actually win the night.

Marvel's Black Panther broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel block-buster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step for comic book movies, which had previously been shunned from film’s top honour.

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