At last night’s 95th annual Academy Awards, Ruth Carter made history by becoming the first Black woman to win two Academy Awards. In 2019, she won Best Achievement in Costume Design for “Black Panther” and she won last night in the same category for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Only four other Black Oscar winners have earned multiple statues in competitive categories: actors Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali and sound mixers Willie D. Burton and Russell Williams II.
Last night, Michelle Yeoh also made history as the first Asian-identified woman to win Best Actress. Yeoh received the award from Halle Berry, who made history 21 years ago as the first Black woman to win Best Actress – it took 21 years for another woman of color to win in the Best Actress category.