The legendary Ruth E. Carter has won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
This is her second win in the category. She also makes Oscar history by becoming the first Black woman to win twice in any Oscars category.
Ruth E. Carter makes history once again! With her second win for Best Costume Design tonight, she is now the first Black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category. @theblackpanther #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/AmcrQKJNyZ— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 13, 2023
Before winning in 2019 for Black Panther, she was previously nominated in 1992 for Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad in 1997.
“Thank you to The Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a Black woman.”
Ruth Carter accepts the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”#Oscars#Oscars95https://t.co/OizA2V1EIT pic.twitter.com/G74FY9udl5
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2023
Back in 2018 during press for Black Panther, Carter told Shadow and Act: “It’s about time that this country opened its eyes to many cultures and their diversity and their beauty and give them back their history and embrace it. It should never have been a ‘melting pot’ and melt away everyone’s culture from Native Americans to African-Americans. It should have always been a place where you can come and be where you are. That’s what was stripped away from Americans that came to or were brought to this country as the land of the free. It wasn’t free. They were stripped of their identity. It’s about time the country led the way of embracing our difference and not look at everything outside of this country as different or dumb.”