Hannah Beachler, Ruth E. Carter make Oscar history as first African-American winners in their categories

(L-R) Jay Hart and Hannah Beachler accept the Production Design award for Black Panther onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler and costume designer Ruth E. Carter made history Sunday night as the first black winners in the categories.

Beachler broke down in tears during her acceptance speech, which started out with her thanking “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler.

Carter has previously been nominated for her work on Amistad and Malcolm X.

She took the stage saying “Wow, wow, I got it.” She said the award has been a long time coming.

Carter thanked Spike Lee, who provided her career start with his 1988 film School Daze. (pix11.com)

 

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