Published: Tue, February 26, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Hampton University alum Ruth Carter’s impactful Oscar award speech

Hampton University alum Ruth Carter’s impactful Oscar award speech

Black Panther made history at the Oscars after becoming the first Marvel movie to win an Academy Award. Black Panther could become the first superhero film to take home Best Picture.

Marvel Studios has earned nominations at the Oscars before but tonight, it has finally won its first ever Academy Award.

Carter accepts the Costume Design award for "Black Panther" onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Carter and Beachler are also only the second and third black women to ever win an Oscar outside of the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. Although Marvel Studios has found nominations several times over the years, for movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange, the renowned superhero movies production house has never taken the golden trophy back home. Thank you, Ryan. I love you.

Black excellence reigned supreme at the 2019 Oscar Awards.

Brian Tyree Henry presenting the award for best costume design was hilarious.


Carter had a moving acceptance speech that spoke to the environment behind the scenes for Black Panther.

Beachler, who had worked with Coogler on other films, thanked him and said he "made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person".

"I stand here stronger than I was yesterday", she told the ceremony.

"It's been my life's honour to create costumes". "Working with you has been an incredible honor", the composer and record producer said. Our genius director, Ryan Coogler, you are a guiding force.

By winning the Best Actor award, Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in the film, has become the first Arabian-American actor to do so. However, they are not done.the film has made history again winning several awards at The Oscars. Black Panther arguably exceeded most fans expectations by far, with it being one of the biggest films of 2018.

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