Black Panther Just Won Its Third Oscar, for Best Original Score

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Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed its third: Best Original Score.


The Oscar went to Ludwig Göransson, who collaborated with director Ryan Coogler on his previous two films, Creed and Fruitvale Station. For this film, he helped define the sounds of the Wakandan hero, while also keeping it heroic and bombastic enough for the Marvel universe. He’s currently working on a little TV show called The Mandalorian.

It’s also the first superhero movie of all-time to win Best Original Score.

In addition to Best Original Score, Black Panther has won Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song at this year’s awards.

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Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.



I’m still bitter about the Grand Budapest Hotel winning for best original score over Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar a few years back and that was, in my opinion, far superior to Black Panther’s unmemorable score. The bar was set low for best original score this year.