'Black Panther' worthy of recognition: Sterling K Brown

Actor Sterling K Brown says "Black Panther" stands on its "own merits" but, at the same time, he believes the movie deserves an Oscar nod. AFP File photo

Actor Sterling K Brown says "Black Panther" stands on its "own merits" but, at the same time, he believes the movie deserves an Oscar nod.

The critically-acclaimed actor, however, is confused about the Academy Awards' new popular film category, for which "Black Panther" stands eligible.

Brown played N'Jobu in the Marvel blockbuster with Chadwick Boseman in the title role.

At an FYC event for "This Is Us", he told Variety, "When I first heard of the category, the first question I had was, ‘What is the criterion for being nominated in this category?' If it's something that can give it some sort of merit and legitimacy, then I think it's cool.

"But I think 'Black Panther' stands on its own merits regardless of its popularity as being a wonderful piece of art."

"Ryan Coogler (director) is an artiste. The man is three for three in his films thus far, and I don’t see him striking out anytime soon. So whether it's in one category, the other, or both, the movie is worthy of recognition," he added.

"Black Panther" released in January this year, becoming the first superhero film featuring virtually an all-black cast.

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