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.
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
I want to know how the movie Black Panther made you feel. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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