On Monday, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” became the first superhero movie to receive the Oscar nomination for best picture — a good sign for one of Hollywood’s biggest breakout stars, Letitia Wright.
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Wright, who has been outspoken about her Christian faith, was named in early January as the highest box office earner of 2018, bringing in a whopping $1.55 billion. The Guyanese-born British actor celebrated the accomplishment with a Scripture reference:
2018! I can’t even put into words my gratitude for all that has happened this year. This scripture sums it up.
God opened a floodgate of blessings! I’m in awe!
To everyone who has supported & encouraged me! Words can’t describe how thankful I am to you. pic.twitter.com/IaS1a6fYsm
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 30, 2018
Lupita Nyong’o, one of Wright’s co-stars, turned to Twitter on Tuesday to thank The Academy for the seven nominations the 2018 film received:
Seven #OscarNoms for #BlackPanther, including best picture!! This is our reaction the first time we saw footage from the film and we're feeling this way all over again today! Thank you @TheAcademy! #WakandaForever #Oscars pic.twitter.com/lXWv3nsN90
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 22, 2019
As for Wright, she almost gave up a career in Hollywood a couple years ago.