Ruth E. Carter is an American-African costume designer who became the first Black woman to win two Oscars.
Carter received her second Academy Award nomination for costume design for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” For her work on the first “Black Panther” film, she became the first African woman to win an Oscar in the category in 2019.
She praised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in her acceptance speech for “recognizing this superhero that is a Black woman.”
Carter told the audience that her mother died earlier in the week at 101.
“This film prepared me for this moment,” she said, and then referenced the late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020, and asked him to “please take care of mom.”
The accomplished costume designer has already received Oscar nominations for her work in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” and Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad.”
Just four previous Black Oscar winners have won multiple awards in competitive categories: actors Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali, as well as sound mixers Willie D. Burton and Russell Williams II.
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