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Superhero films bulk up with Oscar nominations for 'Black Panther' and 'Spider-Verse'

Superhero movies reign supreme at the box office these days, but they have rarely been embraced by the Oscars beyond the craft and technical categories.

But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences saluted superhero stories in a brand-new way with its 2019 Oscar nominations.

On Tuesday, Marvel's "Black Panther" made history as the first comic-book adaptation to be nominated for best

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