Congratulations to Danai Gurira!
Last night, the actress emerged the winner of the Action Movie Star of 2018 at the E! People’s Choice Awards, and it is all thanks to her role as Okoye in Black Panther.
Reacting to the news, Gurira spoke about being a woman in a male-dominated category. “Thank you for affirming that women and girls when they are given the chance to hang with the boys, can hang with the best of them. Thank you!” the actress said.
In Black Panther, Gurira (as Okoye) leads the Dora Milaje, a militant order which protects the King of Wakanda, and one of T’Challa’s (Boseman) closest advisers.
Other stars nominated for the same category include Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt.