Black Panther Wins Best Film & Director at AAFCA Awards

Marvel Studios' Black Panther continues to rack up the accolades, this time with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), which has bestowed upon the Marvel movie the Best Film award for 2018, and its director, Ryan Coogler, the Best Director award.

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Black Panther also won Best Song for "All The Stars," which Kendrick Lamar and SZA contributed to. Apart from helping push Disney to its second-best year at the box office so far, the film also received a Golden Globe nomination and has been praised as one of 2018's best movies by the American Film Institute.

Black Panther also garnered eight Grammy nominations, and has been nominated for 12 Critics' Choice Awards, rounding out a long list of praise for the movie, which broke ground in the entertainment industry this year. The film has even spawned its own social justice movement, pushing diversity and inclusivity in Hollywood, with the film's star, Chadwick Boseman, being shortlisted for Time's Person of the Year.

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That wasn't the only win for Marvel fans, though, as the AAFCA also gave the Best Animated Film award to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with Dope star Shameik Moore starring as the Hispanic/Black Spider-Man Miles Morales in what's also been a highly-praised movie this year from Marvel and Sony.

(via Deadline)

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