Will ‘Black Panther’ have a Best Picture nomination for the 2019 Academy Awards?
It’s far too early for official nominations, but Deadline reports Disney is prepared to launch a full campaign to make sure the movie gets the recognition it deserves.
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 (from director Rob Marshall), which he was raving about, particularly for star Emily Blunt. who he says knocks it out of the park in the role for which Julie Andrews already has an Oscar.
We’re going to need more than a Best Picture nomination though! We need awards for the director, the costume design, the screenplay, the supporting actors/actresses, and one for Angela Bassett just because.
Give it all to ’em!