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In 1944, there was a serial called Captain America about a superhero called Captain America from Marvel Comics. Shorty after, there was the movie Batman based on the DC Comics character of Bruce Wayne.
Also in 1966, Warner Brothers made a movie based on the Batman series. In the 1980s, a number of television studios filmed made for television movies about Marvel Comics superheroes including Thor and The Incredible Hulk.
The 1990s saw the introduction of superhero television shows based on DC Comics including The Flash television series. The 1990s were also when they started to make movies about Blade, a superhero from Marvel Comics.
In 2008, Heath Ledger earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor when he played the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight. He became the first actor ever to win an Oscar for a superhero movie. More recently, the movie Black Panther was nominated for an Oscar but did not win.