On January 22nd, 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Black Panther for seven academy awards, including Best Picture. The nomination makes Black Panther the first live-action superhero film to be nominated for the award, as well as the first film by Marvel Studios, and the second-most nominated superhero film ever, behind The Dark Knight.  Additionally, the film received nominations for Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Original Song (“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA) and Costume Design.
That day, “Black Panther” became a worldwide trending topic, and the stars of the film, as well as others from the Marvel Cinematic Universe expressed their excitement online. Black Panther-star Lupita Nyong’o tweeted, “Seven #OscarNoms for #BlackPanther, including best picture!! This is our reaction the first time we saw footage from the film and we’re feeling this way all over again today! Thank you @TheAcademy!” The tweet received more than 10,000 retweets and 40,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, left).
Fellow actor Letitia Wright tweeted, “History was made again this morning. 7 #OscarNominations including Best Picture! God is truly amazing. Thank you all for the love and support. Honestly we made this movie out of love and wanted to inspire the world with it. Thank you!” She received more than 1,700 retweets and 10,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, center).
Captain America-star Chris Evans shared N’yongo’s reaction and congratulated her and the rest of the cast and crew, receiving more than 10,000 retweets and 100,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, right).