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Black Panther Wins Best Movie at BET Awards

After earning nearly a dozen nominations, Black Panther won top honors Sunday at the 2018 BET Awards.

The Marvel Studios blockbuster took home the Best Movie Award while star Chadwick Boseman earned Best Actor for his performance in the title role.

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Additionally, Kendrick Lamar, who curated the film's acclaimed soundtrack and appeared on many of the songs, won the Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award. SZA, also featured prominently on the soundtrack with Lamar on the end credits song "All the Stars," received the Best New Artist Award.

The annual award show celebrating African-American culture in the media saw a strong presence from Black Panther, with Boseman joined by co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya as nominees for Best Actor. Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright were also nominated for Best Actress, while the Lamar-fronted Black Panther: The Album was nominated for Album of the Year.

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Filmmaker Ryan Coogler was on hand to pick up the award for Black Panther's win, and took the stage along with Boseman and Jordan.

"The film is about our experience being African American and also being from Africa,"  Coogler said in his acceptance speech. "It was about tapping into that voice we always hear that tells us to be proud of who we are."

(via Variety)

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