Oscars 2019: Black Panther's Ruth E Carter, Hannah Beachler win Best Costume, Best Production Design

While Ruth E Carter became the first black woman to win the Best Costume Design award at Oscars 2019, Hannah Beachler became the first African-American to win in the Best Production Design category,

Press Trust of India February 25, 2019 08:18:59 IST
Oscars 2019: Black Panther's Ruth E Carter, Hannah Beachler win Best Costume, Best Production Design

As Hannah Beachler received the Best Production Design Oscar for bringing the fictional nation of Wakanda to the silver screen in Black Panther, she created history by becoming the first African-American to win the Academy Award in the category.

Oscars 2019 Black Panthers Ruth E Carter Hannah Beachler win Best Costume Best Production Design

Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther. YouTube

Beachler, the production designer of the Marvel film, was honoured with set decorator Jay Hart.

Hart received his first Oscar after two previous nominations, for Pleasantville and LA Confidential.

"When you think its impossible remember to say this... I did my best, and my best is good enough," said Beachler, while accepting the honour.

Other nominees in the category were The Favourite, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns and Roma.

Beachler's collaboration with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler goes back to his first feature, Fruitvale Station (2013).

Ruth E Carter won the Academy Award for costume design and made Oscar history by becoming the first woman of colour in history to win the category.

Carter, a previous Oscar nominee for Amistad and Malcom X, dressed the entire fictional nation of Wakanda in Black Panther, creating everything from Chadwick Boseman's superhero suit to the Dora Milaje's colourful armour.

The award was the first Oscar won by a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

"Marvel may have created the first black superhero but through costume design, we turned him into an African king. It's been my life's honour to create costumes. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you for honouring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen," Carter said while accepting the award.

She also thanked Coogler, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Disney CEO Bob Iger for supporting her throughout the film.

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