'Black Panther' makes history: First superhero movie to get an Oscar nomination

After looking at the 2019 Oscar nominations, where Black Panther the most subversive comic book movie Marvel Studios has made to date, scored a nomination and also made history as it is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Oscars. It seems like the nominations are slowly evolving to a more modern idea of what a "good movie" looks like

'Black Panther' makes history:  First superhero movie to get an Oscar nomination 'Black Panther' makes history: First superhero movie to get an Oscar nomination Source : Press

Eight movies were nominated for the for best picture at the Oscars, out of which two movies were just different-- "Black Panther" a superhero movie and "Roma," a black-and-white Netflix film, which seems pretty significant in leading the Oscars into new frontiers. Ryan Coogler's Black Panther not only took the 2018 box office by storm and also made history as it scored the first-ever Best Picture nomination for a superhero film but it also received various nods for costume design, original score, production design, sound editing and mixing.

For an organization that is very traditional and is often mocked for its stodginess, here are the signs of a new order in progress. Amongst all the movies nominated "Black Panther" stands out as Hollywood's present and also Marvel's title to gain such recognition. It is also an acknowledgement of its cultural impact, and also Hollywood's representation involving people of colour.

While looking at Roma by Alfonso Cuaron, Netflix's first best picture nominee, though it may not have many people viewing it, it does acknowledge a new power player and also the nature of movie-watching and shifting technology in the way that films are consumed. By having Roma nominated, The Academy has not only appreciated a black-and-white movie shot in Spanish but has also considered a movie for which no box office or even ratings have been made available.

This years nomination can be looked back as a watershed moment and they not only noticed superhero/fantasy movies, which can no longer be sneered at or dismissed but also Netflix and various other alternative delivery systems, now has a seat at the table.