Disney is so confident in Marvel’s Black Panther that they’re campaigning the critically-acclaimed superhero movie in 16 major categories for next year’s Academy Awards, with one notable exception.

The only major category for a live-action feature that Disney is not pursuing is Best Actress. Instead, Disney is running the film’s main female actors in the Best Supporting Actress category. This makes a lot of sense, as even though Black Panther has a number of excellent female performers, none of them — including Lupita Nyong’o — really qualify as being in a “leading” role.

Disney has revealed the categories and candidates they’re campaigning for on its official For Your Consideration site, but here’s the list in full:

BEST PICTURE

  • KEVIN FEIGE, p.g.a.

BEST DIRECTOR

  • RYAN COOGLER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • RYAN COOGLER & JOE ROBERT COLE

BEST ACTOR

  • CHADWICK BOSEMAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • MICHAEL B. JORDAN
  • MARTIN FREEMAN
  • DANIEL KALUUYA
  • WINSTON DUKE
  • STERLING K. BROWN
  • FOREST WHITAKER
  • ANDY SERKIS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • LUPITA NYONG’O
  • DANAI GURIRA
  • LETITIA WRIGHT
  • ANGELA BASSETT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • RACHEL MORRISON

BEST FILM EDITING

  • MICHAEL P. SHAWVER
  • DEBBIE BERMAN, ACE

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER – HANNAH BEACHLER
  • SET DECORATOR – JAY HART

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • RUTH CARTER

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  • JOEL HARLOW
  • CAMILLE FRIEND
  • KEN DIAZ

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • RE-RECORDING MIXERS – STEVE BOEDDEKER, BRANDON PROCTOR
  • SOUND MIXER – PETER DEVLIN

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • SUPERVISING SOUND EDITORS- BENJAMIN A. BURTT, STEVE BOEDDEKER

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • GEOFFREY BAUMANN
  • JESSE JAMES CHISHOLM
  • CRAIG HAMMACK
  • DAN SUDICK

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “ALL THE STARS,” WRITTEN BY K. DUCKWORTH, MARK ANTHONY SPEARS, AL SHUCKBURGH, SOLANA ROWE
    PERFORMED BY KENDRICK LAMAR, SZA

Though Marvel movies have been nominated for Oscars in technical categories before, Black Panther is the first of the studio’s films to receive a significant awards season budget behind it. Part of Disney and Marvel’s strategy is to reportedly focus on what the film has meant to underrepresented artists and audiences of color around the world.

Oscar voting for nominations opens January 7, 2019 and closes January 14th, with nominations announced January 22, 2019. Here’s hoping Black Panther will receive a few nominations in a major category that doesn’t have anything to do with visual effects or sound design.


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