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Ruth E. Carter first African-American to win costume design Oscar

91st Annual Academy Awards - Show
Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 12:02:11-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ruth E. Carter has won the Academy Award for costume design for Black Panther and made Oscar history.

Carter is the first African-American costume designer to win the category. 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."