Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed three: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. They're the first ever Oscars for Marvel Studios.
The Oscar for Best Costume Design went to Ruth Carter, who was responsible for coming up with the vibrant, layered, incredible clothes worn by the people of Wakanda. Though some considered Carter to be a frontrunner because of the sheer volume and quality of the costumes, this was her first major recognition. And it was her third Oscar nomination. She was previously nominated for Malcolm X and Amistad.
Immediately after that, Black Panther also won the Oscar for Best Production Design for Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart. They were tasked with building and creating the country of Wakanda, from the buildings and technology, to the mountains and vistas. You can read more from Beachler with our interview here.
The Oscar for Best Original Score went to Ludwig Göransson, who collaborated with director Ryan Coogler on his previous two films, Creed and Fruitvale Station. For this film, he helped define the sounds of the Wakandan hero, while also keeping it heroic and bombastic enough for the Marvel universe. He’s currently working on a little TV show called The Mandalorian.
It’s also the first superhero movie of all-time to win Best Original Score.