The 91st Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday (January 22). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther is up for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. It marks the first time a superhero film has ever been nominated in that particular category.
Kendrick Lamar, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Sounwave and SZA also received a Best Original Song nomination for the soundtrack’s lead single “All The Stars” featuring K. Dot and SZA. Again, it’s the first time a rap song for a superhero film or song for a superhero film in general has earned the nod.
Other nominations for the highest-earning superhero film of all-time include Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Score categories.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on February 24.