Black Panther Tops Poll For Audiences Pick For Best Picture Oscar
The Oscar race for Best Picture is tighter than ever before, but one group of people want to see Black Panther take the top prize.
When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, it has the support of the people.
Thanks to a recent poll, we now know moviegoers want to see Black Panther win Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards.
According to USA Today, Fandango polled more than 3,000 people.
24% of the people who said they’ve seen the majority of the Best Picture nominees chose Black Panther as their top pick.
According to the data, 19% are rooting for the Bradley Cooper-directed and Lady Gaga-starring musical A Star Is Born, 18% want to see the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody win, 14% for Peter Farrelly’s civil-rights era dramedy Green Book, 8% for Spike Lee’s 1970s cop film BlacKkKlansman, 7% for Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix film movie Roma, 6% for the dynamite Oliva Colman/Rachel Weisz/Emma Stone period dramedy The Favourite, and 4% for Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney movie Vice.
Fandango believes that Black Panther won their poll because it brought audiences together and created a “cultural movement.”
“It reminded them that entertainment could also be meaningful and change lives and change the world,” Erik Davis, Fandango’s managing editor, said.
The Oscar race is particularly interesting this year, because for the first time ever, every single major guild and industry group awarded a different film the top prize during their Awards Season ceremony.