Oscars So Wakandan: Disney Reportedly Has A Whole Campaign Planned To Get ‘Black Panther’ Some 2019 Academy Awards

- By Bossip Staff

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Disney To Campaign For “Black Panther” Oscars</H2?

THe Oscars are over, “Get Out” was robbed. But Disney is looking to make sure that isn’t the case when it comes to actor Daniel Kaluuya’s other big hit film, “Black Panther.”

Movies based on comic book franchises and blockbusters, in general, don’t really get the respect and attention of the Academy. However, according to Deadline, Disney execs are already thinking of a master plan to get the Academy to really consider the residents of Wakanda for the top honors in Hollywood…

[Director Chris Nolan] predicted Black Panther will be among the Best Picture nominees in 2019, which would make it the first comic-book movie to break that ceiling with the Academy. I reminded him that it was because of The Dark Knight’s exclusion that the Academy went to 10 (and now up to 10) nominees to get movies like that included, but to no avail so far. A top Disney exec told me flat out that they would be campaigning not only Black Panther for the big prize but also the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns…

We don’t know exactly what Disney has up their sleeves…but with the resources, connections, and cash they have at hand, we’re sure they can at least secure some noms for the film.

2018 just got started, so we don’t know what kinds of films we’ll see the rest of the year…but do you think Black Panther has a chance?

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