According to marvel.com/ Ruth Carter won the Best Costume Design Oscar at the 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening in Los Angeles, California, for her work on the Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The same Oscar went to Carter for Black Panther back in 2019. She now establishes herself in history as the first Black woman to have won twice in any category with this second victory. She also holds the distinction of being the first individual to get an Oscar for costume design for both an original and a sequel.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked the Academy for “recognizing the Super Hero that is a Black woman.”
She also said, “Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a Black woman. She endures. She loves. She overcomes. She is every woman in this film. She is my mother. This past week Mabel Carter became an ancestor. This film prepared me for this moment. Chadwick, please take care of mom. Ryan Coogler, Nate Moore, thank you both for your vision. 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.”
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, after their beloved King T’Challa passes away, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the formidable Dora Milaje (featuring Florence Kasumba) fight to defend their country from interfering world forces. If the heroes are to pave a new course for the kingdom of Wakanda and the Wakandans work to embrace their next chapter, they will need to work together with the aid of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman). Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole wrote and directed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for Marvel Studios.