Ruth E. Carter won the award for best costume design for her work on the Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Carter also won an Academy Award for Black Panther in 2018, making her the first African American to do so.
Ruth E. Carter was named best costume designer for her work on Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Carter was also the first African American to win an Academy Award for Black Panther in 2018.
Carter thanked the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, and asked if Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman could look after her mother, Mabel Carter, who she said died “this past week” in her acceptance speech. Boseman died of cancer in 2020, at the age of 43. “I’m doing this for my mother. She was 101,” Carter said as she accepted her Oscar. “This film prepared me for this moment,” she said. “Chadwick, please look after mom,” she asked.