‘Wakanda Forever’ starring Lupita Nyongo nominated for five Oscar awards

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Black Panther ‘Wakanda Forever’ directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Kenyan Hollywood actress Lupita Nyongo has received a total of five Oscar nominations continuing a winning streak set by its prequel five years ago.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a twisty sci-fi adventure, led the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards picking up 11 nods. It was followed closely behind by “All Quiet on the Western Front,” a World War I epic, and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a darkly comic look at a friendship that unfolds against the backdrop of the Irish civil war, both of which scored nine nominations. (Click here for the full list of nominations)

The nominations were announced at a challenging time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the non-profit behind the awards, and the film business itself. Ratings for the Oscars have declined precipitously in recent years, imperiling the broadcast’s licensing fees, the leading source of revenue for the Academy.

Lupita has unfortunately missed out on the nominations again since last winning an Oscar as a break out stat for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama “12 Years a Slave,” in 2014

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She will however be delighted that Black Panther has been nominated for five awards. Here they are

  • Angela Bassett: Best Supporting Actress 
  • Ruth E. Carter: Best Costume Design 
  • Rihanna: Best Original Song, “Lift Me Up.”
  • Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, Christopher White, and Dan Sudick: Best Visual Effects 
  • Camille Friend and Joel Harlow: Best Makeup and Hairstyling
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