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Marvel’s “Black Panther” is being called the X-factor in the Oscar craft races, and could dominate on Tuesday, grabbing somewhere between four and eight nominations. That’s primarily because of the imaginative and opulent depiction of African culture and black identity through Wakanda.
It’s world building at its finest, thanks to director Ryan Coogler’s social consciousness and detailed collaboration with production designer Hannah Beachler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and cinematographer Rachel Morrison. Together, they created a powerful force of Afrofuturism that elevated the MCU.
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As a result, Beachler and Carter should definitely secure nominations. In fact, for Beachler it would mark the first in her craft for an African-American. However, Morrison (who made history last year as the first female Oscar nominee in cinematography for “Mudbound”) is more of a long shot after failing to make the ASC list of nominees. She was clearly at a disadvantage because of the confusion surrounding where cinematography ends and VFX begins.
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Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” should rally support for Matthew Libatique’s naturalistic cinematography, Jay Cassidy’s deft editing, Lady Gaga’s stirring “Shallow” song, and for the intimate sound editing and mixing (driven by Dolby Atmos), which put us right there with Cooper and Gaga.
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