Friday, March 24, 2023

Ruth E. Carter, the first black woman to win two Oscars


LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) — Ruth E. Carter made history Sunday: The costume designer of “Black Panther” became the first black woman to win two Oscars.

Carter took home an award for best costume design for the Marvel movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She won the Oscar in 2018 for the first movie in the series “Black Panther” (“Black Panther”), the first African-American to win in that category.

In his acceptance speech, Carter thanked the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, who recently asked “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman to take care of his mother, Mabel Carter, who said “next week.” Boseman died in 2019 from cancer at the age of 43.

“This is my mother. I was 100 years old,” said Carter. He added, “this film is now ready for me.” Chadwick, please take care of my mother.

Carter also paid rent to his mother.

“I had a great relationship with her in her later years. The same relationship I always had with her. I became her partner … I was her sidekick,” he said. “I know you love me. I know you wanted this for me, as much as I wanted it.”

For their part, the cast and production team of “Black Panther: Wakanda Eternal” had to deal with the duel of losing Boseman, its protagonist.

Throughout his career, Carter has collaborated with major Hollywood filmmakers. She was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” and Steven Spielberg’s friendship and is praised for her period revivals in projects such as Lee Daniels’ “Butler” and Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” as well as the new version of “ROOTS”. Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and even Jerry Seinfeld have created costumes for the pilot of “Seinfeld”.

Carter’s influential role as lead costume designer in making “Black Panther” a cultural phenomenon by injecting African-American pride into the film’s costumes and colors helps bring the fictional nation of Wakanda to life. He wanted to transform the face of Queen Ramonda, by Oscar-nominated Angela Bassett, from Queen in the director’s first film into the sequel.

“Angela always wanted to play a queen, so we amped her up, added vibranium…gave her a royal purple color, and decked her out in gold, wearing a crown in the IR,” said Carter. “When he sits on the throne, he wears a gray shoulder. The exposed shoulder shows the strength: Angela, arms, right?

Carter said he could get a “difficult lineup.” He clashed with the designers of the “Elvis” “Ladies”. Harris Goes to Paris”, “Everything Together” and “Babylon”.

In 1988 he started his career with Lee “School Daze” the second film director. Since then, he has starred in more than 10 movies, including “Do the Right Thing” and “Jungle Fever.” He also worked with Robert Townsend on “Five Heartbeats” and with Keenen Ebur Wayans on “Im Gonna Git You Suka”.

“I stood up,” said Carter. “I started in the house of a single parent. I wanted to be a costume designer. I meditated, I studied, I fought against the odds in an industry that sometimes did not see me. And I suffered.

Through Malcolm X, which was nominated for an Oscar, he reached new heights. That film, starring Denzel Washington, propelled her into the “Hollywood gates” and gave her several opportunities to work with directors who had different opinions and scripts.

Carter must hope that her historic victory on Sunday brings more opportunities for women of color.

“I hope this opens the door for others to win an Oscar,” Carter said.

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