Ludwig Goransson took home the Grammy for score soundtrack for visual media two short weeks ago for Black Panther, and on Sunday night, he did it again, accepting the Oscar for best original score at the 91st Academy Awards.
The composer/producer started his acceptance speech by thanking Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, whom he’s been working with since their college days.
“Ryan: Working with you has been an incredible honor,” Goransson said. “I remember 12 years ago, we were sitting in our dorm at USC and we were writing the score for your first short film, and we’re here 12 years later.”
Goransson — who accepted his award from Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan and his Creed co-star Tessa Thompson — also acknowledged the cultural phenomenon of the Marvel film, calling it “one of the most important cinematic moments in history.”
Black Panther won for best original score over BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard), If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell), Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat) and Mary Poppins Returns, (Marc Shaiman).