Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer for the “Black Panther” films became the first black woman to win two Academy Awards.
Carter accepted the award for Best Costume Design for Marvel’s sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the 95th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Carter also won the award in 2018 for Black Panther, making her the first African-American to win in that category.
In her acceptance speech, Carter thanked director Ryan Coogler for the film and said that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman could take care of her mother Mabel Carter, who passed away “in the past week.” asked if Boseman died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.
“This is for my mom. She was 101,” Carter said. “This movie prepared me for this moment. Say hello to my mom, Chadwick.”
And Carter paid tribute to her mother backstage.
She said, “I had a great relationship with her in her later years. She’s always had the same relationship. I was her traveling companion. I was her road dog. I was her companion.” it is,” she said. “She knows she’s proud of me. I think she wanted this as much as I wanted it.”
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In her career, Carter has stood behind the camera in Hollywood blockbusters. In addition to Academy Award nominations for “Malcolm X” directed by Spike Lee and “Amistad” directed by Steven Spielberg, “The Butler” directed by Lee Daniels, “Selma” directed by Ava DuVernay, “ROOTS” reboot He received acclaim for his period drama ensemble in projects such as editions. She has also created costumes for Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and even Jerry Seinfeld in the ‘Seinfeld’ pilot.
Carter will play an influential role as lead costume designer to make Black Panther a cultural phenomenon, bringing Wakanda to life by infusing the pride of the African Diaspora into the characters’ sleek and colorful clothing. contributed to He wanted to transform the presence of Queen Ramonda, played by Oscar-nominated Angela Bassett, from queen in the first film to ruler in the sequel.
“Angela always wanted to play the Queen, so she added her vibranium to amplify her… She gave her the royal color purple and when she wears the crown at the United Nations I decorated it with gold,” Carter said. “When I wear the crown at the United Nations, I wear a gold dress. Angela, she’s got a gun, right?
Carter said she was able to earn her victory amidst her “tough line-up.” She was up against the designers of Elvis, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Everything Everywhere at Once and Babylon.
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