“Black Panther” Wins Big at the 2018 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther." Photo by Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9360960bx)

Black Panther will be one of the dark horses and absolute fan favorite at this year’s Oscars, but before the Academy unveils their list of nominations this Marvel smash hit is busy winning awards elsewhere. The Black Film Critics Circle just named it the best movie of the year.

In addition to scoring best picture victory, Black Panther took home awards in additional two categories – best director and best ensemble. The list of winners features a few more Oscar hopefuls, including Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk).

Members of the Black Film Critics Circle had the same vision – advancing a diversity of themes and messages in cinema which future generations may enjoy. Their co-president Mike Sargent feels the society made an important step towards this goal in 2018.

“This has been a year of significant advancement for storytellers of color. The diversity of types of films being made by filmmakers of color and how well they have been received at the global box office speaks volumes to antiquated notion that ‘black films don’t travel’ or have international appeal,” said Sargent.

Full List Of 2018 Black Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture: Black Panther

Best Director: Ryan Coogler – Black Panther

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Actress: Viola Davis – Widows

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay: Boots Riley– Sorry To Bother You

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Cinematography: Roma

Best Foreign Film: Roma

Best Documentary: Quincy

Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Ensemble: Black Panther