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SYFY WIRE Black Panther

Minor wins for Black Panther and Spider-Verse at both BAFTA and The Grammys round out the weekend

By Christian Long

Black Panther might've started out this awards season on a slow note, but it bounced back big with historic wins at the SAG Awards, fueling more speculation about how it'll fare with its seven Oscar nominations. 

Over the weekend, as a kind of pit-stop on its way to the Oscars, the Marvel epic scored a couple wins at the BAFTA Awards as well as one at The Grammys. First, the film scored a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects, beating out Ready Player One, The Crimes of Grindelwald, and its fellow MCU film Avengers: Infinity War

The second BAFTA was more Black Panther-adjacent, with Letitia Wright winning the Rising Star Award. The actress, who played the fan-favorite Shuri, gave an emotional acceptance speech while being cheered on by co-star Danai Gurira. 

Speaking of the BAFTAs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse kept its hot-streak going by winning Best Animated Feature, beating out both Isle of Dogs and Incredibles 2. So far, the psychedelic Spidey-fest has won the same award at The Golden Globes, The Critics' Choice Awards, as well as a clean sweep at the animation-specific Annie Awards.

Things wound to a close at The Grammys when composer Ludwig Göransson took home the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work on Black Panther. The film's soundtrack was also up for Album of the Year, but lost to Kacey Musgrave's Golden Hour

Director Ryan Coogler is currently at work at a Black Panther sequel, while we're expecting to see the characters that survived Thanos' snap return (and probably everyone else, too) in Avengers: Endgame this April. Into the Spider-Verse also has a sequel in the works, as well as a spin-off or two and maybe even an animated series