Black Panther — and its wonderful cast of actors — continues to turn heads around the annual film awards circuit; culminating this month with a chance at some heady prizes at the Oscars on February 24.
Yesterday, at the BAFTA awards, Black Panther took home the sole award for which it was nominated (the lonely award for The Walt Disney Company), earning the mask in the “Special Visual Effects” category:
However, Letitia Wright — who plays Shuri in the Black Panther and MCU — was graced with the “EE Rising Star Award” and gave a heartfelt, inspiring speech speaking to the importance of perseverance and belief.
“I just want to thank everyone who said ‘yes’ to me… to everybody that gave me a chance,” she said during her speech. “I want to encourage young people — a matter of fact you don’t have to be young, you can be any age — I just want to encourage you, anybody that is going through a hard time…God made you, and you’re important.
“Just let your light shine.”
How is that for some #MondayMotivation?!
Now, I am ready to go like Okoye:
For a full listing of BAFTA Award-winners check the official site.