LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer behind the “Black Panther” films has become the first black woman to win two Oscars.
Carter won Best Costume Design for the Marvel sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. Carter also won an Academy Award in 2018 for “Black Panther,” making her the first African-American to win in the category.
In her acceptance speech, Carter thanked film director Ryan Coogler and asked if “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman could take care of her mother, Mabel Carter, who she said passed away “in the past week.” Boseman died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.
‘This is for my mother. She was 101,” Carter said as he accepted the Oscar. She said, “This movie has prepared me for this moment. Chadwick, please take care of Mum,” she said.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” struggled with the grief of losing Boseman, his superhero.