This past Sunday at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, MeauxGul client, Ruth E. Carter made Oscars’ history for her win for Best Costume Design for Marvel’s “Black Panther.” After two previous nominations over the span of her three-decades-long career for iconic works “Malcolm X” and “Amistad,” Ruth E. Carter adds her name to the record books as the first African-American woman to win an Oscar in her category. Ruth is also the first African American to win in a non-acting category since 1984, along with Hannah Beachler, who also took home an Oscar for ‘Best Production Design’ for her work in Black Panther, as well.

Starting her career in 1987 on Spike Lee’s “School Daze,” it’s been “a long time coming,” according to Carter in her acceptance speech. This career-defining moment caps off an amazing awards season with regards to “Black Panther,” with Carter also winning a Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Costume Design, a Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Fantasy Film, and a Costume Designers Guild for Career Achievement in Film Award.

We congratulate Ruth on this momentous occasion!

Nathan G. Meaux
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