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Ruth Carter Makes History As The First African American To Win Oscar For ‘Best Costume Design’

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Ruth Carter Makes History As The First African American To Win Oscar For ‘Best Costume Design’

Ruth E. Carter made history tonight as she is the first African-American to win the Oscar for ‘Best Costume Design’ for Black Panther

Ruth E. Carter was praised for her work that was captured in Marvel Studio’s Black Panther. She was previously nominated for the category for her costume design work in “Malcolm X” and “Amistad”. Carter noted in her speech that the award was a “long time coming” and thanked director Spike Lee for giving her career start in his 1989 film “School Daze.” 

Carter thanked the Academy for honoring her work in the film and also director Ryan Coogler for understanding her vision for the film.

“Thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead onscreen. [Ryan], you are a guiding force. Thank you for your trust and understanding my role in telling the African-American story,”

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Another historical win occurred moments after Carter’s win as Hannah Beachler became the first African-American woman to win ‘Best Production Design’ for Black Panther.

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Watch the rest of Ruth E. Carter’s speech in the video below and let us know if you are rooting for Black Panther!

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