As Hollywood enters awards season, Black Panther continues to gain unprecedented recognition for a superhero film, earning an astonishing 12 nominations for this year's Critics' Choice Awards. That puts the Marvel Studios movie second only to the celebrated period darma The Favourite as the most nominated film this year.
Announced this morning by the Broadcast Film Critics' Association, Black Panther is up for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Adapted Screenplay (Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, Best Song ("All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA), and Best Score (Ludwig Göransson).
Fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Avengers: Infinity War, is up for two awards, Best Visual Effects and Best Action Movie. Surprise awards season contender Deadpool 2 has been nominated in three categories: Best Action Movie, Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy (Ryan Reynolds). The upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has earned a nomination for Best Animated Feature.
The latest nominations comes days after the MCU film earned a nomination for Best Picture - Drama at the Golden Globe Awards. The most prestigious award at the ceremony, the continued accolades makes Black Panther's chances of receiving even greater recognition at the Academy Awards a virtual certainty.
The Critics' Choice Awards will air on The CW at 7pm ET/PT on Sunday, Jan. 13.