None other than ex-television host and tv personality Oprah Winfrey has Monday evening at the London West Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles openly expressed support for ‘Black Panther’ in the Oscarrace, and that for a crowd of about 100 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, reports entertainmentmagazine The Hollywood Reporter.
Whether it’s about the promotion of political candidates, books, or Oscars going: few people have had more impact on American public opinion than Oprah Winfrey. Its overt support for ‘Black Panther’ could be the blockbuster movie about the black Marvel-superhero even more wind in the sails can give up on his path to an Oscar for Best Film.
At the request of current Disney boss Bob Iger, a longtime friend of Winfrey at the company behind ‘Black Panther’, said the former host of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ her opinion about the movie with the members of the Academy. She was flanked by, among others, the director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler, and some of the actors from the movie, in particular, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya.
“After I ‘Black Panther’ for the first time had seen, I sent an e-mail to my friend Bobby,” said Winfrey. “I then wrote that the film all the praise was worth. It is a phenomenon, in every way. It is a gamechanger, it is trotsmakend and magnificent. That was my personal opinion.”