Oscar 2019: Black Women Dominate the Winners!

It took 91 years, but it finally happened: women, especially women of color, dominated the 2019 Oscar show.

Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler both made history as the first black people to win an Oscar in their respective categories.

Carter won for costume design for Black Panther, after two previous nominations for her work on Spike Lee’s 1992 Malcolm X and Spielberg 1997 Amistad.

Her nomination for Malcolm X was also historic, as she was the first black person to receive a nomination in the category.

Beachler was also recognized for her work in Black Panther. She too is the first black person to ever be nominated in her category.

Earlier, in the evening’s first announced category, Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

This was an Oscar show, which not only dominated by female winners but by black women winner.

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