Ruth E. Carter Makes History with Two Oscar Wins

Ruth E. Carter has made history, becoming the first African American woman to earn two Academy Awards.

In 2019, Ruth E. Carter made history by becoming the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her contribution to Marvel's iconic movie "Black Panther".

She paid homage to director Ryan Coogler and spoke directly to the late Chadwick Boseman, pleading for him to watch over her own mother, who passed away recently at the age of 101.

Ruth E. Carter came on stage and said, “Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a Black woman. She endure, she loves, she overcomes, she is every woman in this film.

Together, we are reshaping how culture is represented. The Marvel family, Kevin Feige, Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and their arsenal of genius, thank you.

I share this with many dedicated artists whose hands and hearts helped manifest the costumes of Wakanda and Talokan. This is for my mother. She was 101.”

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