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Ruth E Carter honoured by US Senate

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It seems Ruth E Carter truly is unstoppable this year, as she announced she has been honoured by a US Senator at the weekend.

The Black Panther costume designer is a force to be reckoned with in 2019, as she took to Twitter to share her exciting news with her followers.

U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren for Ruth’s home state of Massachusetts honoured the talented designer for her achievements in costume and for her much deserved Oscar win.

Overjoyed Ruth shared a picture of her honour alongside her trophy, as she celebrated her achievements this award season.

She tweeted: “Thank you senator @SenWarren I am proud to represent my home state of Massachusetts. Thank you for this honor. As a Springfield public school kid, my education fostered my path to Costume Design and began the journey to my win!”

The designer had a phenomenal win this season, beating back hearty competition from Sandy Powell for both her blockbuster films, The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, aswell Mary Zophres’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Alexander Byrne’s Mary Queen of Scots to earn herself the Academy Award.

She also picked up two gongs at this year’s Costume Designer’s Guild Awards, including Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film and the highly coveted Career Achievement Award.

Not only are these fantastic achievements for Ruth and her team, but she also made history with her accomplishments, as the first African American to win an Academy Award for costume design.

The highly skilled designer’s career spans more than 25 years, stacking up over 60 film credits to her name.

Some of her other famous works include her designs on Selma and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (starring Denzel Washington in 1992), which earned herself her first Oscar nomination at just 25.

Her latest film – Dolemite Is My Name – starring Eddie Murphy as x-rated comedian Rudy Ray Moore, primed for Netflix release this year.

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