Academy Awards 2019: A preview of films to watch before the big night

From 'A Star is Born' to 'Black Panther,' these are the films that will compete at the 91st Academy Awards.

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American actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman as Marvel's Black Panther. American actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman as Marvel's Black Panther. (Photo: Black Panther)

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'Black Panther'

"Black Panther," directed by American Ryan Coogler, has earned global critical praise for both its strong sociological messages, diverse cast of talented actors, and strong embrace of African culture.

"When it comes to creative visuals, engaging action and likable characters, 'Black Panther' stands confidently next to the best fare offered up by the Marvel Cinematic Universe," writes critic Matthew Rozsa.

Superhero action films aren't usually invited to the Oscars, but that's not the case here. "Black Panther" was nominated for seven awards including Best Picture.

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