American costume designer, Ruth Carter, has become the first Black woman to win two Oscars. Naija News reports that Ruth won the costume design category in the 2023 Oscars.
She had previously won Oscar in 2019, which made her the first black person to win the Oscar for costume design for her work on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’.
Ruth has now earned the position of the first Black woman to be a two-time winner in any category and joins only four other Black winners to have two Oscars Denzel Washington, Willie Burton, Russell Williams II, and Mahershala Ali.
She dedicated the moment to her late mother, Mabel Carter, who she said died within the last week, and also thanked the Oscars for recognizing her work.
She said: “This is for my mother. She was 101. 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.”