‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history twice for diversity

Black Panther 2019

Black Panther” went back-to-back into the Oscar history books on Sunday evening.

Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was first up as she took home an Academy Award for costume design, then Beachler followed her with a win in production design at the 91st annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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“I dreamed and prayed for this night,” said Carter, who was the lead costume designer behind the Afro-futuristic wardrobes in Ryan Coogler‘s “Black Panther.” She was previously nominated for her work on “Amistad” and “Malcolm X.” (read more)

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