Oscars 2023: Ruth E Carter becomes first Black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category

She won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Ruth E Carter
Ruth E Carter

The 95th Academy Awards took place and it ended with Everything Everywhere All At Once bagging 7 awards including Best Picture and Best Actress. While The Whale, All Quiet At The Western Front, and Top Gun: Maverick won more than an award, RRR's Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers brought pride to India by bagging the Oscars in their respective categories. 

In the Best Costume Design category, Ruth E Carter won the award for her work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She created history by becoming the first Black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category. She previously won the Oscar for her costume design on the first Black Panther film in 2019. 

The other nominees in the category were Mary Zophres for Babylon, Jenny Beaven for Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Shirley Kurata for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Catherine Martin for Elvis. Carter also became the first person to win the Oscar for Best Costume Design for both an original film as well as its sequel. 

Previously, Ruth Carter also received Oscar nominations in 1992 and 1997 for her work in Malcolm X and Amistad respectively. While Ruth E Carter becomes the first Black woman to win 2 awards, Denzel Washington broke the record of being the first Black man to win 2 Oscars in 2002. He won the golden statue for his performance in Training Day, before which he bagged it in 1990 for Glory. Mahershala Ali, later became another Black actor to have won two Oscars, as he took home the award for Moonlight and Green Book.

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