Published February 13, 2019

Black Panther Dominates 50th Annual NAACP Awards Nominations

Marvel received 25 nominations across several categories!

Long live the King!

As the award season continues, a lot of love and support continues to pour in for "Black Panther." The Marvel Studios film, where T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk, received an Outstanding Motion Picture nomination and 13 other nods for the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Across all award categories, Marvel received an extraordinary 25 nominations!

Black Panther

In addition, Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, and film director Ryan Coogler were both nominated for the Entertainer of the Year award.

Black Panther was also recognized in other forms of media across Marvel Entertainment. "Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest" was nominated Outstanding Children's Program for television, while "Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Prose Novel" by Jesse James Holland Jr. was recognized for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction. 

Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest

Moving on to Marvel Television, the Netflix series "Marvel's Luke Cage" was recognized for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Alfre Woodard), Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Salli Richardson-Whitfield – I Get Physical), and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation (Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two” – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad).

Marvel's Luke Cage

Rounding things out, in the world of animated features, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" nabbed three award nominations as well for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Mahershala Ali, Shameik Moore) and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation.

Below are the full list of nominations for the NAACP Image Awards:

Special Award

Entertainer of the Year

  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Ryan Coogler

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Black Panther 

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Black Panther 

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther 
  • Winston Duke – Black Panther 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Danai Gurira – Black Panther
  • Letitia Wright – Black Panther
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Black Panther

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

  • Letitia Wright – Black Panther 
  • Winston Duke – Black Panther 


Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alfre Woodard, Marvel’s Luke Cage 

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD)


Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther


Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield – Marvel’s Luke Cage – I Get Physical

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Ryan Coogler – Black Panther


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance 

  • Mahershala Ali – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Shameik Moore – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • “All The Stars” – Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar, SZA 

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

  • All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation

  • Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By – Kendrick Lamar, SZA feat. 2Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok, SOB x RBE, Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak, Ab Soul, Reason, Zacari, Babes Wudumo, Sjava, Travis Scott 
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two” – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From & Inspired by the Motion Picture) – Various Artists 


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Prose Novel – Jesse James Holland Jr


The 2019 NAACP Image Awards will air live on TV ONE on Saturday, March 30th at 9:00/8:00c.

Congrats to all our nominees!


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