This morning marked the release of the 91st Annual Academy Awards nomination list, and it included seven nominations for Black Panther. Among them was the first ever Best Picture nod for a superhero film, and Captain America himself took notice.
Chris Evans posted on Twitter to congratulate the cast and crew of the film that spun off of his own movie, 2016's Captain American: Civil War.
Amazing!!! Congrats to everyone involved!!! Well deserved. https://t.co/DXBoyKTyIv— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 22, 2019
The Black Panther character and storyline was first introduced during Marvel Studios' aforementioned Civil War and quickly went on to surpass that film in both box office glory and critical acclaim. The film was followed up in Avengers: Infinity War, which obviously also featured Evans as Captain America, and had a major impact on several of the characters in Wakanda.
Evans shared the congratulations via Lupita Nyong'o's announcement on Twitter. Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in the films, is no stranger to Oscar success herself, as she took home a statue in 2014 for Best Actress in the film 12 Years A Slave.
In addition to Best Picture, Black Panther racked up six other nominations, as well, which include Original Score for composer Ludwig Göransson, Original Song for "All the Stars," Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and co-written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther's cast also featured Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown and Angela Bassett.
The winners of the 91st annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 24, in a ceremony broadcast live on ABC.