Oscars 2019 is off to a good start. The no-host sceptics have settled in now as Queen opened tonight's gig with a performance. Now, more performances and presenters will take the stage intermediate the awards. Regina King has been declared the winner of Best Supporting Actress award. And Marvel Studios' 2018 film, Black Panther, which already smashed records upon its release continues its streak. The movie directed by Ryan Coogler has bagged two awards already and has become the first film by the Marvel Studios to have won an Oscar. Black Panther first won the award for Best Costume Design. If you had read up enough about the amount of research that went into designing the costumes for the film, you'd know this award was well deserved.
Ruth Carter won the award for Best Costume Design for Black Panther. "Thank you for honouring African royalty and the empowered way the women can look and lead on screen," she said in her acceptance speech. The superhero movie won another award within minutes. But even before that, the movie has set the record of being the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to win an Academy Award. Academy Awards 2019 Red Carpet: Pose Actor Billy Porter Is Already Winning Hearts For Showing Up In A Suave Black Tuxedo Gown!
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Black Panther also won the award for Best Production Design. Hannah Beacher was the woman behind the production design and Jay Hart was the man behind 'set decoration'. Reese Witherspoon tweeted that she cried after watching Hannah's speech at the Oscars.
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Black Panther has certainly changed the way many elitist looked at superhero movies when it came to big awards. It is a big win for Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman. When T'Challa entered the MCU with Captain America: Civil War, who knew his solo movie would become such a big cultural phenomenon.