(AllHipHop News) It cannot be denied that Marvel's Black Panther was a cultural phenomenon. Besides the superhero movie becoming one of the most commercially successful films of all time, its soundtrack also became a favorite of both listeners and critics.
Black Panther: The Album moved 1.4 million album units in 2018, and the project was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Today, the LP's lead single "All The Stars" earned an Academy Award nod for Best Original Song.
"All The Stars" performers Kendrick Lamar and SZA - as well as fellow credited songwriters Anthony Tiffith and Mark Spears - are among the nominees in the category. The record is up against "I’ll Fight” from RBG, "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, "Shallow” from A Star Is Born, and “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Three Hip Hop affiliated songs have won an Oscar. Only "Lose Yourself" by Eminem (2003), "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" by Frayser Boy, Juicy J & DJ Paul (2006), and "Glory" by Common & John Legend (2015) have been awarded the golden statuette.
Black Panther collected a total of seven Academy Award nominations. The Ryan Coogler-directed motion picture will also have the chance to win an Oscar for Best Picture, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Original Score, and Costume Design.
Another popular comic book movie peppered with Hip Hop culture was named as a 2019 Oscar nominee too. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was nominated for Best Animated Feature.