(Sorry Tom, enjoy your TV series though!) The film heads into the 91st Academy Awards on February 24 with six nominations-including nods for Production and Costume Design-having just taken home Best Ensemble Cast at the 2019 Screen Actor's Guild Awards.
Brown, and Andy Serkis were on hand to accept the award, with numerous cast offering backstage acceptance speeches about the win.
Before a stage full of actors, actor Chadwick Boseman tried to put into context the moment for the trailblazing film, which also won for its stunt performer ensemble. "The second question is, 'Has it changed the industry?"
"Almost a year ago, movie-lovers were transported to Wakanda, and the guest response to Black Panther was unlike anything our industry has seen before", AMC CEO and President Adam Aron said in the statement.
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"My answer to that is to be young, gifted, and black", Boseman continued. It marked the first time in the SAG Awards' 25-year-history that a comic book superhero movie claimed the prize. However, upon accepting the award, the actor stepped on stage to give a rousing speech but as he got midway through, the ceremony music began which usually means they must leave the stage. The 71-year-old Close, a seven-time nominee but never an Oscar victor, won best actress for her performance in The Wife. She thanked several fellow actors of color who gave her encouragement over the years, including Jamie Foxx, Lena Waithe and Alfre Woodard.
"We know that providing aspiring young minority talent with scholarships and professional development opportunities is vital to making their dreams a reality", UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax said.
"One of the most powerful things we have as human beings are two eyes looking into two eyes, " said Close. That we could create a world that exemplified a world we wanted to see. And to come to work every day and to solve problems with this group of people, this director, that is something that I wish all actors would get the opportunity to experience.
Other big winners on the night included Emily Blunt for her performance in the film A Quiet Place.