What Black Panther's Best Picture Golden Globe Nod Could Mean For Its Oscar Chances

Disney/Marvel Studios
Disney/Marvel Studios

Marvel's Black Panther is regarded by many film fans and critics as one of the best—and most important—films of 2018. Chadwick Boseman led a cast of almost all black actors, becoming the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first black superhero to have a solo movie. The director, Ryan Coogler, is already set to do a sequel.

Since its release in February, Black Panther has gone on to break a ton of box office records, but industry insiders have wondered whether its popularity would translate to awards season gold. Today, they got the first inkling of an answer when the film earned a total of three Golden Globe nominations, including one for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

Not only is Black Panther's recognition at the Golden Globes important, but the fact that it's in the drama category, which is almost always more competitive, is impressive. It's the first superhero film to ever be nominated for a Golden Globe in this category.

While the filmmakers are surely just thrilled to be nominated, one can't help but wonder if the award recognition will pave the way for some Oscar love, too. Disney's Academy Awards campaign for the film includes all categories, even Best Picture. The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 22, 2019.

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

Helen Sloan/HBO
Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]

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