Black Panther has won the Best Ensemble award at the Screen Actor Guild Awards. Marvel Studios made a commitment to changing the look of their movies with Black Panther, which is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to be led by a person of color. The studio put $200 million behind the blockbuster and surrounded star Chadwick Boseman with a great supporting cast.
Director Ryan Coogler took full advantage of the cast assembled by completely fleshing out Wakanda’s various tribes and royal family. Boseman was the star as future king of Wakanda T’Challa, Letitia Wright turned his sister Shuri into a breakout role, and Angela Bassett attempted to look over both as Queen Ramonda. Danai Gurira joined the franchise to play Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, and Lupita Nyong’o came aboard as Nakia. One of the biggest standouts was Michael B. Jordan’s turn as the villain Killmonger, but then the likes of Winston Duke (M’Baku), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi), Sterling K. Brown (N’Jobu), and Forest Whitaker (Zuri) each made memorable additions.
The depth and talent of the ensemble was previously awarded with a nomination by the SAG Awards for Best Ensemble, and during tonight’s ceremony, Black Panther was named the winner. The movie also won Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble. The cast came out on top against BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, and A Star Is Born. Several cast members were in attendance to accept the award, and listen to part of Chadwick Boseman’s acceptance speech below:
Source: SAG Awards