Black Panther has triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, picking up the ceremony’s top prize for best film cast.
A superhero box-office smash featuring a predominantly black cast, the Marvel film has been hailed as a turning point in cinema and could make history if it repeats the win at the Oscars next month.
He also spoke about the film’s effect on the industry, saying the cast knew they had “something special that we wanted to give the world”.
Black Panther beat BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born to win the prize at the SAG ceremony, which is seen as a possible indicator of how the Academy Awards could pan out.
Following on from wins at the Golden Globes earlier this month, Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, and Glenn Close, who stars in The Wife, were named best film actor and actress, while Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor gong for Green Book.
Emily Blunt was the surprise winner of the best supporting actress award, for horror film A Quiet Place, over The Favourite stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, as well as Margot Robbie, for Mary Queen Of Scots, and Amy Adams, for Vice.