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Michael B. Jordan Calls an Oscar For Black Panther Icing On The Cake | SuperSoul Conversations | OWN


Let’s talk about the day
that nominations came out and Black Panther
with its $1.3 billion grossing around the world– which has changed
everything you know. People said people wouldn’t
watch films in different parts of the world. And then you see people
in all over the world who are lined up for that film. How were you feeling
then, first of all? And then we’ll get to the– Feeling when– We people were lined up. You saw what was happening.
– It was insane. People were dressing up. They thought they were
from Wakanda themselves. Everybody thought they
were from Wakanda. Yeah. I mean, I think it was crazy
to see like all the means and the videos, the home
videos from the fans at home, and just everybody,
like you know, with their permanent
marker Killmonger beards and the wigs and
stuff like that. I felt inspired. I feel like I was really a
part of something special that was a lot bigger than me. You know, it was like bigger
than the movie itself. It was giving– it was
giving kids and generations a chance to dream again. You know, dream– Not even, again, just
to see yourself in a way that you’d never even imagine. Exactly, exactly it. So for me, the whole Black
Panther movement before, you know, before the box
office numbers and all that good stuff was just
anxiety, nervous, proud– when will when will it end? When is it going to stop? When you’re doing it,
do you know that this is going to be as big as it is? Do you feel some something
energetically, like this is different than other stuff? We felt like we
had all the pieces needed to do something special. And if we did our job every
day, and we didn’t take it for granted that we could
do something special. But there’s no way that we could
have assumed that it was going to do what it’s done so far. You weren’t thinking
about the billion. No.
– No, not at all. We were just making sure that
we took care of the opportunity. You know, that if– we thought about, if
this doesn’t work, when will there be another one. If we don’t do this right– we can’t we can’t mess this up. I think that was
kind of the thing that that really
drove me personally. And I know some of the other
actors as well, kind of thought about a lot. It’s like we can’t mess this up. So this is the first time
you’re in a film that’s nominated for Best Picture. Yes ma’am. Does that feel different? Does the actual acknowledgment
from the Academy– what does that mean? I think, of course, you know,
if you’re an actor, if you’re in our industry,
you know, obviously being able to get
nominated for an Oscar is on the list of
things that you want. You know, it would be
amazing to grab that. I think with this
movie, in particular, with the cast that we
have and the impact that it’s made, culturally,
that it’s already won. That’s what I think, too. It won for– [APPLAUSE] I think that’s it. The kids, the box office,
what it’s doing to the industry as far as the way people think
about films moving forward, especially people of color. It won then. So now this is like
the icing on the cake. You know, now, it’s
everybody else’s– everybody else is putting the
pressure on us of how it feels. And we’re really happy
and excited that we’ve come this far.
– Yeah. You know, the acknowledgment
of course would be cool. But you know I think
we’ve already won. OK.
So you’re going, obviously. Mm-hm You already know
what you’re wearing. Figuring it out. Figuring it out. Who you taking as a date? I don’t know yet. Feels like a perfect moment. Ma, you want to go with me? I haven’t even talked about it. Ma you want to go? Done. There it is.
– Done. That’s my date.
Yeah. That’s cool. I would think– I would just think that it
would be pretty hard for you to date about now,
being you at this point. Why do we always
got to get here? We gotta. – Oh, man.
– We gotta. It is hard. We gotta get here
otherwise people will say I did not do my job. But how do you find
someone who can step into this ride with
you at this particular time? That’s a great question. I don’t know how. I don’t, I don’t.
I’m– You need a nice church girl. I need a good church girl. [LAUGHING] I don’t, I don’t know
what I need, honestly. You know it’s um– Aunt Ramona, what do we need?
What do we need? What am I looking for? I don’t, I don’t know. I think for me it’s um– Hopefully, she’ll reveal
herself when I’m ready for that. Yes. That’s what will happen.

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Comments
  • To hell with Michael B. Jordan!
    He does NOT even like BLACK WOMEN!!

    Black Women have some SELF RESPECT and STOP Financially Supporting these SELF HATING COLORIST NEGRO MALES!!

  • Michael B. Jordan wants a White Woman or White Latina as a Wife and he wants biracial/racially ambiguous kids that look as white as possible!!

    He wants the White Male Validation of having an Oscar!!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he says:
    β€œCheers to more light skin/mixed kids”! Like that self hating football player Jahleel Addae!!

  • This movie deserves it. The actors deserve it. We as a people deserve it. I don't just mean black people. I mean ALL people. The world deserves it. Thank you and good night!

  • I’m reading through the comments and I just want to know when did he say anything about race I’m a little confused

  • Everyone knows it's a compliment to blacks After the anger of blacks for not nominating them and accusing the Academy of racism and when the Academy cares for the super hero movies and Everybody knows it is just super hero movie nothing more

  • I wonder if he feels like he can't focus on his work because he's always reduced to his love life and his attractiveness.

  • AUNTY OPRAH IT'S NOT "RUH-QUANDA"…IT'S "WAKANDA"!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ LOL…just like us black folks not able to say our own names! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  • Absolute LAST comment – Ladies and Gents do you notice how the caucasian people in the audience are very "let's just say strategic" about withholding applause – look into the audience I'm not making it up

  • Why didn’t he correct her,???

    That is what happen when you have to much power, people fear correcting you, it’s Wakanda Oprah πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

  • Michael: " the film's cultural significance was already a win" Audience claps and cheers Oprah: (oh no they are cheering for a person who isn't me. I'm the greatest woman alive they must cheer for me) "that's what I (emphasis on I) think too" why Oprah? Why is it all a show? You could just nod your head and say agreed or I agree, but too turn to the audience and say "that's what I think too" when you can't even pronounce Wakanda correctly? I'' sorry, but that is too fake. Why am I the only person who seems to truly realize how fake everything with you is? There are people who donate to charities and never ask for any recognition, but you always make sure that when you donate there is a camera there so that people can see. Idk i find it strange.

  • I LOVED Black Panther, but I think the most fitting Oscars for it are in all the costume, set design, tech, and sound catagories. The effects, the sound editing, the costuming, that DAMNED WATERFALL! This movie was a feast for the eyes!

  • …every time I see this young man the gag is I used to date soneone 20 years ago who looked just like this kid. The resemblance is astounding! Good lord he was fine, and quite the romantic, but we were so incompatible! I learned early that muscles, perfect caramel skin & a pretty smile with a bouquet of roses can only take you so far in the boyfriend department, but he shole was a fine manπŸ˜‚

  • Yes, Black Panther's impact is already a win. Its impact supersedes the Oscar. I hope Michael B. finds true love with someone who isn't fake but is genuinely in love with him for HIM, not the stardom.

  • Finny…how would the "mess up" be defined. I heard that so much but no clarity on what goal was at stake to be achieved. Box office sales? Love the idea that his mom as his protection. Oprah asked the question.

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