This is absolutely perfect.
There are films nominated purely for political reasons every year but nobody cares because they’re small indie films that made maybe $20 million at the box office at most. So nobody saw them, so nobody can complain. However Black Panther was seen by almost everyone, and it gets nominated for political reasons so now it’s popular to hate on it and people say “Disney bought the award” or “I’m done with the Oscars, they don’t even matter because it’s all political”, alright, where have you people been the last 20 years? Y’all only pissed because it’s basically a meme at this point to hate on Black Panther.
Also want to address that Black Panther was a huge contender in categories like Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and supporting actor for Michael B. Jordan. On all the prediction websites, these categories ranked like 6th or 7th for the predicted nominees. When nominations came, it unfortunately didn’t make the cut for either 3. It was just too much of a crowded year. The Writers Guil Awards nominated BP for adapted screenplay, which is arguably more important than the writing award for the Oscars, and Black Panther’s acting was nominated at the Sceen Actors Guild Awards for best Ensemble. A category that the Academy for some reason doesn’t have, but for sure would have nominated Black Panther for. All the cast is great as a whole, but individually no one stood out to make it in the top 5. So basically it did those major awards very well, but just not well enough to get a nomination. But it was done well enough to be considered in another category—Best Picture. The category that recognizes every aspect of film as a whole.