Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

Black Panther takes home Best Movie at the BET Awards

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Jun 24, 2018

Black Panther continues to rack up accolades since its release this past February. 

Tonight, at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, Ryan Coogler's superhero epic took home the Best Movie Award. It beat out such respectable competitors as Kathryn Bigelow's gritty historical drama Detroit and Ava Duverney's epic adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.

While the ceremony itself is mostly music-centric, it does have a handful of other categories, including Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, and Best Actress. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are nominated for the Best Actor Award as well.

In addition to its massive box-office success, it took home Best Movie at last week's MTV Movie & TV Awards, and the top honor at this year's Golden Trailer Awards. Even more impressive, its screenplay, some of the movie's costumes, and other mementos will soon be a part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

It's quite the honor to be bestowed on any film, which is also earning Dartmouth students college credit. It's only fitting, given that a presentation on its fictional setting on Wakanda managed to reportedly dupe another college professor.

While T'Challa met his fate, along with many of his fellow heroes, at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, MCU head Kevin Feige says that a sequel is definitely on its way. Just don't expect it to happen until Coogler himself is ready to return to the director's chair. The director has also stated that he's more than game to give the Black Panther mantle to a female. 

Whenever Black Panther 2 does start to come together, here's hoping that Samuel L. Jackson finally gets his wish for a Nick Fury cameo.