Oscars 2019: Ruth E. Carter Becomes First African-American to Win Best Costume Design

Congratulations to Ruth E. Carter.

Last night, the costume designer made Oscar history by becoming the first African American woman to receive the best costume design Academy Award. And this is her third nomination, having previously received nominations for her work in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X.

During her acceptance speech, she said, “Wow, wow.. I got it. Wow, this has been a long time coming. Spike Lee, thank you for my start. I hope this makes you proud!”

She continued, “Marvel may have made the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king, declared Carter as she accepted her first Oscar for best costume design for Black Panther.

Congratulations to her.

See her video below:

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