Marvel Studio’s Black Panther on Sunday broke through the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards to win best ensemble cast award in a motion picture and best stunt ensemble.
Black Panther beat other contenders including Musical Romance, A Star is Born, Black Klansman, The Favorite, Green Book and Crazy Rich Asians.
This win has boosted its campaigns for Oscar glory slated for next month and has been a major step for a comic book that has been previously been shunned from films top honor.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays the title role explained the film significance alongside his co-stars who are nearly all black. He said that before the idea of a superhero flicked in his mind, winning best picture was pipe dream or rather a pleasant distraction.
“We all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured, yet you are young, gifted and black.We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world — that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified a world we wanted to see,” said Boseman.