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There were several first-time winners last night at the Oscars, many of which were people of color and women!
POC dominated the night and it all started with Regina King winning ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Right after, came Ruth E. Carter taking home the best costume design award for her work in “Black Panther.” Carter is the first African-American woman to ever win the award!
In her acceptance speech, Carter thanked the one and only Spike Lee for giving her her start. Spike Lee, who’s never won an Oscar, was nominated for multiple awards for “BlacKkKlansman” and WON for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay.’
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Hannah Beachler took home the award for ‘Best Production Design’ in “Black Panther.” Her and Carter are the first African-American women to win a non-acting Oscar in 30 years. Yasss!
And we can’t forget “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the first animated film to feature a Spider-Man of color, an Afro-Latino to be exact! Okayyy! The film won ‘Best Animated Film,’ an award that normally goes to Disney-Pixar. Not this time!
Also! Mexican director, Alfonso Cuaron, won the award for ‘Best Director,’ ‘Cinematography,’ and ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ for “Roma,” a black-and-white film entirely in Spanish. The film was also the first to feature an indigenous woman, Yaritza Aparicio.
It looks like the #OscarsSoWhite, isn’t a problem anymore!