The 91st Academy Awards was truly a night of black excellence.
For the first time, two African-American women won Oscars in non-acting categories. Hannah Beachler won for production design and Ruth E. Carter won for costume design, both for their work on “Black Panther.”
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Beachler and Carter played crucial roles in bringing the vision of the fictional African Country, Wakanda, to life.
Carter, whose career expands over three decades, is a Hampton University alumnus and is well known for her work in films such as “Amistad”, “Selma” and more.
“This has been a long time coming,” Carter said in her acceptance speech. Carter was nominated twice before for “Amistad” and “Malcolm X”.
Lee, who thanked his ancestors, family, and HBCU’s in his acceptance speech, triggered a Twitter rant from Donald Trump.
Trump accused Lee of being racist in his speech. Lee called for people to “pick love over hate” when the 2020 presidential elections roll around.