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“Did they confuse it with The Batman?”: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Gets Oscar Nomination Prediction as Marvel Believes Sequel Will Repeat History

“Did they confuse it with The Batman?”: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Gets Oscar Nomination Prediction as Marvel Believes Sequel Will Repeat History

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to get several nominations at the 95th Academy Awards. The 2018 film set some impressive records in Hollywood. The first MCU film to feature a black superhero in lead went on to be one of the highest-grossing films of the studio and also was acclaimed for its cultural representation. The 2018 film also become the first superhero film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. And now the same is expected from its sequel.

Black Panther- Wakanda Forever
Black Panther- Wakanda Forever

The sequel of the 2018 film went through several challenges after losing its lead star to colon cancer. Although the studio and the makers of the film were able to bring out the final product, fans did not find it as impressive as the first film. And people do not seem to agree as Wakanda Forever is predicted to receive the Best Picture nomination at the 95th Academy Awards.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Could Get a Best Picture Nomination

The Hollywood Reporter shared its predictions for the 95th Academy Awards recently. The report tries to predict nominations based on the Academy’s “behavior.” According to the report, the 2022 films that could dominate the nominations charts include, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Black Panther 2, The Fabelmans, Top Gun: Maverick, and Avatar: The Way of Water.

A still from Black Panther 2
A still from Black Panther 2

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is also among these films, which is expected to be nominated for nine categories, including Best Picture. If the predictions come true it would overtake the nominations received by the original film.

The 2018 film was nominated under seven categories at the 91st Academy Awards. Black Panther also became the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. It won three Academy Awards, including Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.

Music in Black Panther- Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Although the sequel is being appreciated for several aspects, many believe that it does not deserve to be nominated under the Best Picture category. And people have started sharing their disagreements with the predictions already.

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People Believe Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Does Not Deserve Best Picture Nomination

While the Hollywood Reporter found Black Panther: Wakanda Forever worthy of having a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars, people do not feel the same way about the film. They started sharing their opinion that the sequel lacks the impact the first film had, and does not deserve an Oscar nomination under the Best Picture category.

Many even started pointing out that DC’s The Batman should be the film getting the nomination, not Wakanda Forever, as it is much better than the Marvel film. However, these are only predictions and the Academy has yet not revealed the Best Picture or any other Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards. The Academy will reveal its nominations for the 2023 Oscars this week on 24 January. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on Disney+ on 1 February 2023.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.