Coogler, Ryan: Directors Not Nominated for Director Oscar–Black Panther

Ryan (Kyle) Coogler was born on May 23, 1986).

His first feature, Fruitvale Station (2013), won the top audience and grand jury awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Fest.

He has since co-written and directed the seventh film in the Rocky series, Creed (2015), and the Marvel film Black Panther (2018).

Black Panther broke box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time by a black director.

In 2013, he was included on Time’s list of the 30 people under 30 who are changing the world.

His work has been hailed by critics for centering on often overlooked cultures and characters—most notably black people.

He collaborates with actor Michael B. Jordan, who has appeared in all of his feature films, and composer Ludwig Göransson, who has scored all of his films.

In 2018, he was named the runner-up of Time’s Person of the Year.