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Our favorite time of the year is finally here!

It is time to celebrate and dedicate the entire month of February to black history. Follow Sheen Magazine along the way as we’ll share black history facts throughout the entire month. Every day, we will share little-known facts, celebrate those who played made their mark in history, and the historic moments and events.

Black Panther

The creation of Black Panther

Black Panther was created in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in an effort to offer their black readers a character to identify themselves with. The main character T’Challa is the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation.

His father was assassinated which leads to T’Challa becoming Black Panther on behalf of the people of his country.

Making history in many ways

Tickets for Black Panther were available for presale on January 10th, 2018. Within the first 24 hours of the advance tickets, the film exceeded any other movie in the Marvel universe. In addition to that, “Black Panther” was one of the most tweeted-about films of 2017. It wasn’t even opening that year!

Many hashtags that came about included, #WelcomeToWakanda and #WakandaForever.

Finally, to no surprise, it broke records the weekend of its release, it grossed $1.23 billion internationally!

Making its mark in black history history!

Some may be confused at the idea of the film. It was not popular because of its the first major black superhero movie, but it’s far beyond that.

Before the release of the film, it was clear that the movie itself represented more than just an all-black cast and the fact that it was made by and for black people.

Within minutes of the film, its obvious that it was made for black people to know that they can be everything they want in life, doctors, actors, and even superheroes too!

I’ve seen Black Panther four times and to this day, watching the trailer still gives me chills.

Well deserved awards

Awards Black Panther received this past year include:

Academy Award for Best Original Music Score – Ludwig Göransson

Academy Award for Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter

Academy Award for Best Production Design – Hannah Beachler and Jay R. Hart

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor – Chadwick Boseman

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star – Danai Gurira

MTV Movie Award for Best Villain 2018 – Michael B. Jordan

MTV Movie Award for Movie of the Year 2018

MTV Movie Award for Best Hero 2018 -Chadwick Boseman

MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Actor in a Movie 2018 – Chadwick Boseman

BET Award for Best Movie 2018

BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, and Dan Sudick

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain – Michael B. Jordan

Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter

Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Visual Effects

Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Art Direction – Hannah Beachler and Jay R. Hart

ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards – Fantasy Film – Hannah Beachler

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi – Letitia Wright

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Sci-Fi

Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Fantasy Film – Ruth E. Carter

Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects

 

 

 

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