Sunday, May 26, 2024

Black Panther Wins SAG Ensemble Award, Hats off to Disney, Roma-Green Book-Star is Born All Cross Each Other Out


Hats off to Disney PR. “Black Panther” won the SAG Best Ensemble Award and is headed to the Oscar voting as leader in Best Picture.

If it wins the Oscar, “Black Panther” will be a landmark. A comic book movie, all black cast, and a box office block buster!

Ironically, its director, Ryan Coogler, wasn’t nominated for Best Director. And none of its actors are nominated either.

So what happened?

Maybe the in fighting bad feelings about the other movies took a toll. “Green Book” and “Roma” weren’t even nominated for Best Ensemble, and they’re considered the main candidates for the Oscar. “A Star is Born” was also snubbed. And Rami Malek’s win for Best Actor in “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a surprise as Christian Bale was looking like he was going to take it.

Now the vote goes to the Academy. Anything can happen! Even if that’s all for “Black Panther,” it’s quite an achievement!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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