‘Black Panther’ Becomes Marvel Studios’ First Oscar Winner

‘Black Panther’ just made history tonight (Feb. 24) at the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) becoming the FIRST Marvel Studios film to ever win an Oscar Award. The film was nominated for a total of 7 awards including Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA), and Best Picture. And the film has already won ‘Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter)’ and Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart).’ The film did however did not win Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, losing to the Oscar-Winning, Bohemian Rhapsody.

With the win of ‘Best Costume Design’ by Ruth E. Carter, she has made history as the first black woman to win the ‘Best Costumer Design’ award. Congratulations to Ruth E. Carter!

Wow, wow, I got it. Wow, this has been a long time coming. Spike Lee, thank you for my start. I hope this makes you proud. Marvel may have created the first black superhero but through costume design, we turned him into an African king. It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead onscreen. Thank you to my crews around the world who helped bring Wakanda to life. Our genius director, Ryan Coogler, you are a guiding force. Thank you for your trust and understanding my role in telling the African-American story. Adding vibranium to costumes is very expensive so thank you Victoria Alonso, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jeffrey Chernov, Bob Iger and Nate Moore. My career is built with passion to tell stories that allow us to know ourselves better. This is for my 97-year-old mother watching in Massachusetts. Mom, thank you for teaching me about people and their stories. You are the original superhero. Thank you!

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