Black Panther took residence the largest honor of the evening on the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, successful Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Chadwick Boseman delivered an impassioned acceptance speech on behalf of the ensemble -- lots of whom had been gathered round him, together with co-stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan and Angela Bassett. After shouting out director Ryan Coogler for his genius and thanking SAG-AFTRA and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Boseman spoke on the importance of Black Panther and its lasting influence.
"When I consider the work every single day, and the eagerness and the intelligence, the resolve, the self-discipline that everyone confirmed, I additionally consider two questions that all of us had acquired over the course of a number of publicity runs," he mentioned.
"One is, did we all know that this film was going to obtain this type of response? Meaning, was it going to make a billion and nonetheless be round this awards season? The second query is, has it modified the business? Has it truly modified the way in which this business works, the way it sees us?
"My reply to that's to be younger, gifted, and black," he continued. "Because all of us up right here, we all know... to be younger, gifted and black, everyone knows what it's prefer to be instructed that there will not be a spot so that you can be featured, but you're younger, gifted and black. We know what it's prefer to be instructed that there's not a display so that you can be featured on, a stage so that you can be featured on. We know what it's prefer to be the tail and never the top. We know what it's prefer to be beneath and never above. And that's what we went to work with every single day: as a result of we knew not that we'd be round throughout awards season or that [Black Panther] would make a billion , however we knew that we had one thing particular that we needed to offer the world."
Black Panther additionally gained within the Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture class.