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Ruth E Carter becomes the first black woman to win two Oscars

Ruth E Carter becomes the first black woman to win two Oscars

Costume designer Ruth E Carter, best known for her work on Marvel’s Black Panther became the first black woman to win two Oscars.

Carter received her second Oscar for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She won her first Oscar for Black Panther.

The designer took on Catherine Martin for Baz Luhrmann Elvis and Shirley Kurata’s costumes for Everything everywhere all at once.

“I got up off my bootstraps,” Carter said after the win.

“I started – single parent household. I wanted to be a costume designer. I studied, I scratched, I faced adversity in the industry that sometimes was not like me. I endured.

“Nothing is frozen until the camera starts rolling”

“So I think this win opens the door for other young costume designers who might not think this industry is for them and I hope they see me and they see my story and that they’ll think they can win an Oscar too.”

Carter was previously nominated in 1992 for Malcolm Xthen in 1997 for Amistad by Steven Spielberg, before she won for Black Panther franchise.

For Wakanda, Carter had to account for the immersion of his creations in water. “We put it under water, and everything came up. I had to redo things that have been tested. I had to weigh them down, and sometimes they were too light, other times they were too heavy,” she said. Variety.

Carter’s work in Black Panther has been hailed for its Afrofuturistic take on superhero costumes, drawing on indigenous inspirations across Africa, according to the Guardian.

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