The Oscars, Hollywoods most anticipated date in the calendar, was underway last night. As usual with these things, we love to see who gets the top prize in most categories but the one that interests us the most is the Oscar for best costume design.
The nominations for this year’s gong represented stiff competition across the movie spectrum. From beautiful period costume to superhero marvelousness, with two nominations going to the already well-decorated Sandy Powell. The nominations for Best Costume Design where as follows:
Black Panther (Ruth E Carter)
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scotts (Alexandra Byrne)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
With Sandy Powell already scooping the BAFTA for best costume for her designs on costume drama The Favourite, and Ruth E Carter winning the Costume Guild award for her designs on comic-book adaptation Black Panther, many considered the race for the most coveted prize in showbiz to be a two horse race.
It turns out they weren’t wrong as it was Ruth E Carter’s incredible designs for the hit Marvel superhero film Black Panther that scooped the prize.
Although Ruth E Carter has been in the industry since the 1980s, her role on Black Panther has been her biggest one to date.
It’ll be Ruth’s innovative designs on the Black Panther suit and her costuming of the women in the film who played the fictional Wakanda’s most fearsome fighters that will stick most prominently in the minds of fans.
Not only has she picked up the award, but her win has made history with Ruth being the first ever African American Woman to win the Best Costume Design Award.
We loved Ruth’s work on the film and it seems the movie elites were big fans too.
If you would like to read more about Ruth’s work on the film check out our article on how she made the now award-winning superhero suit.