By Sandra Rose  | 

Jay Hart, Hannah Beachler

Marvel Studios gambled on a majority Black cast for its big screen adaptation of the Black Panther comic book series. That gamble paid off when Black Panther landed in the top 5 of the biggest-grossing movies of all time. At the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, Black Panther became the first movie to win an Oscar Award for Marvel Studios.

Black Panther won 3 Oscar awards for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Score. Ruth E. Carter was first up, winning an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Black Panther.

Ruth E Carter

During her acceptance speech, Carter said, "I give this strength to all of those who come next. To keep going and never give up, and when you think it's impossible, just remember to say this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: 'I did my best, and my best is good enough,'"

Hannah Beachler (pictured top with Black Panther set designer Jay Hart) became the first Black woman to be nominated and the first Black woman to win in the Best Production Design category. She was overcome with emotion while reading her acceptance speech off her cell phone.

"I stand here stronger than I was yesterday," Beachler said. "I stand here with agency and self-worth because of [Black Panther director] Ryan Coogler, who not only made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person. I stand here because of this man who offered me a different perspective of life. Who offered me a safe space. Who is patient and gave me air, humanity, and brotherhood. Thank you, Ryan, I love you."

Black Panther lost the coveted Best Picture award to Green Book.

Bohemian Rhapsody was the night's big winner with 4 Oscar awards.

Regina King

Winning her first ever Oscar award was actress Regina King (pictured). Also, director Spike Lee picked up his first Oscar, as did singer Lady Gaga, who won Best Song for "Shallow" from A Star is Born.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wore a $30 million 128-carat Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond that was last worn by icon Audrey Hepburn.

Mahershala Ali

Actor Mahershala Ali won his 2nd trophy in three years for Green Book. Ali dedicated his Oscar to his grandmother for "telling me if at first I don't succeed, try, try again. That I could put anything I put my mind to. Always pushing me to think positively and I know I would not be here without her..."

The final Oscar tally is listed below.

Bohemian Rhapsody – 4
Black Panther – 3
Roma – 3
Green Book – 3
BlacKkKlansman - 1
The Favourite - 1
First Man - 1
Free Solo - 1
If Beale Street Could Talk - 1
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 1
A Star Is Born - 1
Vice - 1

Best Picture: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Actor in a Leading Role: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Actress in a Leading Role: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Actress in a Supporting Role: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Original Score: Black Panther
Original Song: "Shallow" (A Star is Born)
Adapted Screenplay: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman,)
Original Screenplay: Green Book

Disappointed Black Panther fans who hoped the movie would win Best Picture took to Twitter to vent their frustration. But most were overjoyed that the movie adaptation of the comic book based on the superhero from a fictional African county won 3 trophies at all.

Photos by Matt Petit /Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

  • tia

    Good for these individuals. That pretty hazel eyed girl Regina King came thru! She should have been in the best Leading actress category. But, hey we'll take it how we can get it. Spike winning is long over due. Congrats to all my brothers and sisters. February was a tough month for us, but these wins bring it all together. God is good!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Congrats to them all I am so happy for them ???long overdue for lil "Brenda" and Spike.

  • the guest

    LOVE all of this.

    Thank you for this beautiful comment.

    I'm overjoyed for Ms. King and Mr. Lee.

  • tia

    Ur so welcome:)
    Yes indeed!!

  • Topic Influencer

    Also, director Spike Lee picked up his first Oscar
    Cannot stand his confused ass

  • Topic Influencer

    *his. And glad for all winners including him. But he is an irritant

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    I’m sure Vince Herbert wished he didn’t give up on Gaga. Her resilience is inspiring. Regina Hall, Ryan Coogler=Black excellence.

  • Goddess

    When the queen is a king.I haven't seen the movie yet but know for a fact that she is a winner.

  • Goddess

    I didn't watch the awards last night. On the news this morning I saw Spike leap on someone at the show. I did a google search to see what he won. Finding that he won for best original screenplay instead of best director seems overdone and slightly embarrassing. But a win is a win I guess.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    That Roma movie was horrible...How Sway?.. Smhlol

  • Topic Influencer

    Spike was extra vocal about Oscar's So White back when that was a thing. Few years ago. I think like 3-4 years ago. It was stop seeking the validation of whites. Boycott! Boycott! Now he has won it's a different tune. Nope. KTSE. Either you want their white ass award or you don't sir.

  • Goddess

    Well he was "all over it" with his appreciation.

  • Strappyheels

    He did? That was a dumb move.

  • Strappyheels

    Not a big fan of him either!!

  • MsSapphire9800

    The Oscars was very generous to us.....take this y'all and stop we can go back to our regular scoring sheet. As for Spike Lee he jumped in Samuel Jacksonn arms like he won the 100 billion dollar lottery...I always said black folks only feel like they suceed when whie folks validate them....Get it Mr. Lee

  • Wreckognize Game

    He got back stage excited then told Lara Spencer this award doesn't define his career. Boy, you jumped on Samuel L like Whitney jumped on BOBBYYY

  • Wreckognize Game

    But he showed up to that honorary Oscar thing while he was talking shyt

  • Rhyme and Reason

    So Happy for Regina King, and the other AA winners! Panther deserved the awards received, it wasn’t “affirmative action” as some people will claim!

    Didn’t watch, only saw Regina win her award. She looked stunning!

    After Denzel lost to Casey Affleck, I was done watching that long show, most times, boring af!

    Glenn Close losing is so typical of the Academy, sadistic, being the most nominated actress without a win, a stellar actress!

    Glad Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Oscar campaigning is over, the starry eyed glances were a bit much. She’s very talented and very fake! Even tho, if she could bag Bradley, I believe she would!

    Some of the best dresses were Regina, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett!

  • Topic Influencer

    Part that greatly irritated me during that debacle was...he was part of the blacks who wanted Chris Rock to turn down the check. Like...

  • Ghost

    Ditto on Glenn Close...I saw the wife and she was superb! And she’s been in many of her movies...a shame....

  • MsSapphire9800
  • Ghost


  • 2gr8ful

    Congrats to all the winners. Regina King looked amazing. So sorry that the Seven Seconds drama series on Netflix went off the air she “brought it” on this show. She won an Emmy for her role on it and then it went off the air. Netflix needs to bring it back.

  • Topic Influencer

    Netflix tends to do this A LOT. Shows be perfectly fine first season. Maybe even two. Then they decide they cant afford to produce it anymore. Like wtf? They smooth pissed me off with this over The Get Down. Same thing.

  • MsPam

    + million times

  • Kanyade

    So happy for Regina and sooooo happy for Ruth Carter!

  • Kanyade

    the Roma movie got the academy in its "nostalgic feels" as it hearkened back to italian cinema of yore (i.e. fellini, antonioni, etc.).

  • Wreckognize Game

    I love Chris Rock and was glad he continued on. Spike. Is full of shytS. Plural capital S.

  • MsSapphire9800
  • NewNew

    I can only hope to be so stunning at any age. She could pass for 70.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wut in sams hell is goingz on....I thought Windy Williams was returning tidday

  • Alextra Ballard

    I agree with yew 100% on Bradley and Yaya,they must've forgotten where they were...they got lost in the moment

  • Nik

    I love Mahershala. He deserves all the good he gets.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Gotcha ..*Let me picture it..It was 1922..It was the worst of worst of times, it was just the worst..??

  • Roderick2011

    Mahershala Ali has been all over the place.
    He was even in the first few episodes of the first season of Luke Cage on Netflix.

  • Roderick2011

    Some of them just run out of storylines though.
    Luke Cage and the other Marvel series should have ended after one season.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    They were too much, and his girlfriend probably looked on, knowing she couldn’t have him, after she dumped her fiancé! Gaga fell for the actor!


    Black Panther had kick ass costume design.
    Regina King looked awesome as always.

  • Kanyade


  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    He did. It was mainly to fucus on his then wife ‘talents’

  • ???TheRider???

    Cottonmouth! If they hadn’t killed him off, the show might still be on. He was the best villain!

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Yeah I couldn't even finish the second season of Luke CAge.

  • Tammie Reed

    So happy to see all the winners from the Black Panther film! Had the pleasure of being at the world premiere and got to sit down and interview Ruth and Hannah both are so talented and funny! Congrats to them all! xoxo

  • Goddess

    Miss Jane Pittman still got it.

  • TwitterFingerz

    No nomination for the actual actors in the movie itself? If I were Chad Michael and Ryan I'd have stayed home. I knew they werent getting best movie.

  • Logan Roberts

    I stan for Regina periodt ???. Love to see Capricorns win at life. Lady Gaga is beginning to look like Dontella Versace to me.

  • Dick Steel

    It sux

  • 2gr8ful

    So true

  • PrettyMeka08

    IKR, isn’t the Oscar the highest award in their line of work? They’ll always be referred to as Academy Award Winner So & So. Spike should keep it ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Spike was chilling on his balcony this afternoon with Oscar.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Spike was chilling on his balcony this afternoon with Oscar.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Everybody in BP should get a bonus. That's ok; when y'all make the sequel, hit em up. Get y'all bag, everybody.

  • abby500

    Black folks did the entire DAMN THING with Black Panther. All around greatness.

  • Nik

    Yes! I loved his character. They got rid of him too soon.

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  • Mierdastation

    Are in the hands of fate