The Wakanda warriors from Black Panther including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o and Zimbabwean – American actress Danai Gurira rocked the Ocars red carpet on Sunday night, true to the rallying battlecry of ‘Wakanda Forever’.
British actor of Ugandan origin, Daniel Kaluuya who stars in the Marvel film celebrated for its black cast and African superhero story, was nominated for best actor for his role in ‘Get Out’.
While Kaluuya lost out to Gary Oldman, the film ‘Get Out’ and its African American director did win ‘Best Original Screenplay’, the first time for an African American director.
You colonizers are in the presence of royalty.
?#WAKANDA FOREVER!#BlackPanther #Oscars pic.twitter.com/v7Fn8Wc4cE— The Root (@TheRoot) March 5, 2018
Can you say Wakanda forever? We need to talk about the #BlackPanther cast in the Glambot on the #Oscars redcarpet. pic.twitter.com/EiAY3GXSnG
— E! News (enews) March 5, 2018
When you had the #Oscars at 2, but needed to be back in Wakanda at 3. pic.twitter.com/QNrFODuVro— E! News (@enews) March 5, 2018
chadwick doing the wakanda salute on the #Oscars red carpet rt for good luck and blessings pic.twitter.com/Ntwh6U9cwi— frani is a badawan (@80sIeia) March 5, 2018
the queens of wakanda have arrived #Oscars pic.twitter.com/2HmoQJiw6h— noot noot zoe (@BLACKWlDCWS) March 5, 2018
Black Panther has continued to rake in revenues, coming in at No. 1 at the U.S. box office for the third week in a row, crossing the $500 million mark domestically and taking the title of 10th highest-grossing domestic release of all time.
Worldwide, it’s sneaking up on another massive milestone, a $1 billion gross, with $897,705,037 and counting.
Many are hoping that the success of the movie with a black superhero will turn the tide in Hollywood and have more blacks cast in films, in addition to telling more African stories.