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!