Costume designer Ruth Carter, becomes the first Black woman to win two Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards, held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS, on 12th March, 2023 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, honoring films released in 2022.

Ruth Carter, first black woman ever to win two Oscars

Carter won her second Oscar for costume design for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

In her acceptance speech, she thanked the Academy for “recognizing this superhero that is a Black woman.”

She endures, she loves, she overcomes,” said Carter, dressed in a striking goldenrod gown, in an homage to the Black women she’s dressed in her work. “She is every woman in this film. She is my mother.”

Carter told the audience that her mother died earlier in the week at age 101, saying “this film prepared me for this moment” and then referenced the late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020, asking him to “please take care of mom.”

Carter, became the first Black woman to win an Oscar in the category for her work on the first “Black Panther” film in 2019.

Story: Christy Dung