Ruth Carter becomes the first black woman to win two Oscars

LOS ANGELES – Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer behind the Black Panther films became the first Black woman to win two oscars.

Carter took home the best costume design for the Marvel sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Carter also won an Oscar for Black Panther in 2018, making her the first African American woman to win in that category.

In her acceptance speech, Carter thanked the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, and asked if Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman could look after her mother, Mabel Carter, who she said passed away “last week.” Evil man died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.

“This is for my mother. She was 101,” Carter said upon accepting the Oscar. She said: “This film prepared me for this moment. Chadwick, please take care of mom,” she said.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever grapples with the grief of the loss of Boseman, his superhero.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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