At the 95th annual Academy Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles, California, Ruth Carter took home the Oscar for Best Costume design for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Carter previously won the same Oscar back in 2019, for “Black Panther.” With this second win, she now makes history as the first Black woman to be a two-time winner in any category. Additionally, she has the honor of being the first person to win a costume design Oscar for both an original film and a sequel.
She took the stage and thanked the Academy for “recognizing the Super Hero that is a Black woman.”
She continued, “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,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the mighty Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of the death of their beloved King T’Challa. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) if they are to forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole and directed by Ryan Coogler.