Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ wins best fantasy film at the Art Directors Guild awards

Just days after the dubious snub at the Golden Globe, Marvel’s Black Panther has bounced back with another award in it’s kitty, this time at the twenty-third Art Directors Guild awards as the Ryan Coogler-directed multi-cultural cult emerged victorious in the best fantasy film category. Black Panther was one the biggest hits on 2018, and with a staggering worldwide gross of $1.32 billion, became the greatest stand-alone hit of the MCU. It has also been nominated for best visual effects as well as the best feature film at the upcoming Academy Awards. In the animation category, Fox’s Isle of Dogs took home the prize for the best animated film, fighting off challenges from big guns such as Incredibles 2. Directed by Wes Anderson, the stop-motion animation tells a heart-warming tale of a young Japanese boy who moves mountains in search of his pet-cum-bodyguard dog which was banished from his island after an outbreak of canine flu. The 2019 ADG Awards took place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday night, honoring some of the fantastic works of cinema witnessed throughout the last year through 11 different categories of film, television, commercial, music videos and animated features. More than 950 industry personnel turned up for the event including guild members, industry executives and press.