Ruth Carter took home the Academy Award for best costume design for her work in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
While accepting the award, she thanked the Academy "for recognizing the super hero that is a Black woman."
"She endures. She loves. She overcomes," Carter said. "She is every woman in this film. She is my mother. This week Mabel Carter became an ancestor."
She called on the late "Black Panther" actor Chadwick Boseman to "please take care of mom." Boseman died in 2020 after battling colon cancer.
Carter’s win puts her in esteemed company. Only four other Black Oscar winners have earned multiple statues in competitive categories – Denzel Washington, sound mixer Willie D. Burton, sound mixer Russell Williams II and Mahershala Ali.
She is the first Black woman to accomplish the feat. In 2019, Carter became the first Black woman to win in the best costume design category for her work on the first “Black Panther” film.