“Black Panther became a cultural phenomenon that has broken boundaries and created a movement, gracing the cover of Time magazine,” the HFA said in a statement. “Black Panther had the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend of all time, showing that diversity and representation in front and behind the camera can equal global box-office success.”
Black Panther will also be honored with the Hollywood Production Design Award.
The news comes just a few weeks after it was announced Coogler had signed on to direct the sequel. Black Panther had the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time for a non-sequel film, bringing in $241.9 million over President’s Day holiday weekend.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of this impeccable film!