- He won a Saturn Award for Best Director for his work on Black Panther.
- Together with Joe Robert Cole, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Writing for his work on Black Panther.
- Ryan Coogler is the brother of White Dave.
- Ryan Coogler previously worked with Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station and Creed.
- Ryan Coogler reunited with most of his crew from Creed and Fruitvale Station, including cinematographer Rachel Morrison, editors Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver, and production designer Hannah Beachler.