While there won’t be a new popular film category (in which Black Panther was a likely candidate for nomination) at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Disney is on a mission for Oscar voters to consider Marvel’s Black Panther for 16 major categories. That adds up to every major category that’s available for a live-action domestic feature film except Best Actress.
Disney launched a “For Your Consideration” website for Academy voters, listing out their candidates for potential nominations.
Best Picture: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
Best Director: Ryan Coogler
Best Adapted Screenplay: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Supporting Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett
Best Cinematography: Rachel Morrison
Best Film Editing: Michael P. Shawver and Debbie Berman, ACE
Best Production Design: Production Designer: Hannah Beachler; Set Decorator: Jay Hart
Best Costume Design: Ruth Carter
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Joel Harlow, Camille Friend, and Ken Diaz
Best Sound Mixing: Re-Recording Mixers: Steve Boeddeker and Brandon Proctor; Sound Mixer: Peter Devlin
Best Sound Editing: Supervising Sound Editors: Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boedekker
Best Visual Effects: Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, and Dan Sudick
Best Original Score: Ludwig Göransson
Best Original Song: “All The Stars,” written by K. Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, Al Shuckburgh, and Solan Rowe; Performed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Disney and Marvel’s Oscar strategy for the film includes a significant awards season budget, something new for Marvel. While the Academy is holding off creating a Best Popular Film category, the companies are moving forward with their Best Picture campaign for Black Panther.
The Oscar campaign will reportedly play on the personal nature of director Ryan Coogler’s accomplishment, and what the film has meant to audiences worldwide, particularly to artists and audiences of color that are underrepresented.