Ruth E. Carter just won her first Oscar award and we are shooketh!
The visionary costume designer took home the golden statue for her work styling our favorite Wakandans like Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”
While, yeah, it’s awesome to win such a prestigious award, the deal becomes much sweeter considering the fact that she is the first black person to win in this category ever — and in Black History Month. She received previous nominations for her work in “Amistad” and “Malcolm X”
This time around Carter beat out the styling in “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Favourite,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”
Let’s be real here, those other folks never stood a chance.
She thanked Spike Lee in her acceptance speech, whom she credited for giving her a start. “I hope this makes you proud,” she said. The two teamed up for a slew of films including “School Daze,” “Malcolm X” and “Do The Right Thing.”
Kudos to Ms. Carter!
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