"She Done a Wonderful Job in Wakanda," 2023 Oscars Ruth Carter is the first black woman in history to win two Oscars
As the first black woman to win two Oscars, Ruth E. Carter made history as the costume designer mostrenowned for her work on the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther. Carter became the first black person to win the costume design category after taking home her first Oscar in 2019 for Black Panther.
In a crowded field that featured Shirley Kurata's costumes for the multiverse epic Everything, Everything, All At Once and Catherine Martin's costumes for Baz Luhrmann's biopic Elvis, she was honored for her work on the superhero movie sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at this year's award.
She praised the film's director Ryan Coogler in her statement and requested that late "Black Panther" actor Chadwick Boseman take care of her recently deceased mother.
After winning on Saturday night, Carter said, "Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a black woman. "She perseveres, loves, and triumphs; she embodies every woman in this movie. My mom is this woman. Mable Carter became an ancestor this past week. I was ready for this after watching this movie. Please take care of Mom, Chadwick.
The pioneer of history exhorted young designers and other black women to continue their wonderful job. "I believe that this victory opens the door for other young costume designers who might not otherwise consider themselves a fit for this field. And perhaps, they'll see me, hear my tale, and believe they, too, can take home an Oscar.