Last night I watched the SAG Awards on TNT and at the end of the night when the winner of the Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture was announced my jaw literally dropped when Black Panther‘s name was called. I couldn’t believe it. Black Panther had won, which makes sense when you look at the reward it won, but it was still a shocking surprise.
Here’s Chadwick Boseman’s rousing speech after the movie won.
Chadwick Boseman’s speech was raw and unpracticed, making it all the more special. His words were profound, his gratefulness was even more so, and the looks on all of those actors’ faces as they made history by standing on that stage as the winners were incredible.
Is this an indicator of Black Panther‘s chances of taking home the big prize at the Oscars? It definitely could be. Argo, Birdman, Spotlight, and No Country for Old Men were Oscar-winning films that also won the award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture during the SAG awards so Black Panther definitely has a chance.
After this exciting development last night my excitement for the Oscars has risen that much more. How do you feel about the win? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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