The Marvel Cinematic Universe Finally Won Its First Oscar

The 20 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from 2008’s Iron Man to last year’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, have made a combined $6.8 billion at the box office. In the United States alone. The MCU is no one’s idea of an underdog (with the exception of Tom Brady), but before the 2019 Oscars, Marvel Studios had never won an Oscar. It’s been nominated for plenty of them — especially in the Best Visual Effects category — but never taken one home. That changed tonight, when Hannah Beachler won Best Production Design for her Afrofuturism work in Black Panther.

That’s not the only history Beachler made, either.

Hannah Beachler made history Sunday as the first African American to take home a trophy in the production design category for her work on Black Panther. The 48-year-old, who has already taken home an Art Directors Guild award and a Critics Choice Award for her work on the film, is also the first African American ever to be nominated in the category. She was nominated and shared the win with set decorator Jay R. Hart. (Via)

“I did my best, and my best is good enough,” Beachler said in her acceptance speech (which you can watch above). She was later joined in Marvel’s winning circle by Ruth E. Carter, who was awarded Best Costume Design.

For a full list of 2019 Oscars winners, click here.