Last night Black Panther made Marvel history bringing home three Academy Awards. The film won for Best Costume Design (Ruth Carter), Best Production Design (Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart) and Best Original Score (Ludwig Göransson).
Despite previous nominations this was the first time in history Marvel Studios won an Academy Award.
Carter and Beachler made history as the first African-Americans to win in their categories (this was Carter’s third nomination). They are also the first African-American women to win Oscars outside of the acting categories in more than 30 years.
“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king.” Carter said in her speech.
Beachler thanked director Ryan Coogler for his support and “brotherhood” during her speech.
Ludwig Göransson also won his first Oscar for Best Original Score. A longtime friend and collaborator of director Ryan Coogler, Göransson also won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media earlier this year.
Overall the film earned seven nominations also including Best Picture, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Original Song (for “All The Stars”).
Avengers: Infinity War earned a nomination for Best Visual Effects, but lost to First Man.