Groundbreaking, American superhero film, Black Panther has once again broken through several movie industry glass ceiling.
Following the movie’s epic run at the box office in 2018 where they shattered records as not only the first black superhero movie in history, but going on to gross millions of dollars around the word, the movie has now scooped major awards at 2019 Oscar Awards.
The now iconic film made history last month when they received a staggering seven nominations for the awards.
The announcement of nominees in January saw the film become the first superhero movie to be nominated in the Best Picture category ever.
And they continued their winning streak at the glittering ceremony last night when two of the crew members walked away with history-making nodes.
Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first black winners in their respective categories at the 91st annual Oscars.
Ruth Carter walked away with the costume design trophy, while Hannah Beachler snatched the production design statue which she shared with Jay Hart for set decoration.
Ruth’s award was her first ever Oscar despite having been nominated twice prior for the same award.
“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,” Ruth said in her acceptance speech.
She also thanked the incredible director of the film, Ryan Coogler.
Meanwhile, Hannah’s award was groundbreaking on two counts; not only was she the first black person to be nominated in the category, but by virtue of winning, she became the first black winner of the award.
“I stand here stronger than I was yesterday, I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler who not only made me a better designer, a better story-teller, a better person. I stand here because of this man who offered me a different perspective of life, who offered me a safe space; who is patient and gave me air, humanity and brotherhood. Thank you Ryan, I love you,” she said.
“I give the strength to all those who come next, to keep going, to never give up, and when you think it’s impossible just remember to say this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: ‘I did my best and my best is good enough’,” Hannah continued.
Here is the full list of Oscar 2019 winners:
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Supporting Actress:
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Best Original Screenplay:
Green Book - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
Best Adapted Screenplay:
BlacKkKlansman - Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Best Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film:
Roma - Mexico
Best Documentary Feature:
Best Original Song:
Shallow (A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best Original Score:
Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson
Best Production Design:
Black Panther - Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
Best Costume Design:
Black Panther - Ruth E Carter
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
Best Visual Effects:
First Man - Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and JD Schwalm
Best Make-Up And Hairstyling:
Vice - Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney
Best Sound Editing:
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
Best Sound Mixing:
Bohemian Rhapsody - Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Best Film Editing:
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
Best Animated Short:
Best Documentary Short:
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Best Live Action Short: