The photo features stars from both films, including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Awkwafina, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Ronny Chieng, and directors Ryan Coogler and Jon M. Chu.
The movies symbolized victories for black and Asian representation in Hollywood and immediately became cultural phenomena. Twitter was a buzzing with fans’ emotional reactions to the photo. Even Crazy Rich Asians director, Jon M. Chu commented on how “historic and beautiful” the moment was.
“Black Panther” ended up taking home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as well as Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. In his acceptance speech, Boseman touched on the significance of the film in an industry historically dominated by white actors and directors.