Carter became the first black person to win Best Costume Design (and the second black woman to win an award that night, after If Beale Street Could Talk's Regina King, who took home the trophy for Best Actress in a Supporting Role).
"Thank you to the Academy, thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on-screen", she continued.
The film's composer, Sweden-born Ludwig Goransson, also attended USC, where he met Coogler.
"Black Panther is taking over in the #Oscars! Mom, thank you for teaching me about people and their stories", she added. The Ryan Coogler directorial had already made history by bagging the Best Picture nomination.More news: Bernie Sanders Becomes The 1 Millionth Presidential Candidate for 2020
The next award, Production Design, marked yet another historic win.
Spike Lee was the evening's ultimate show stopper when the director received a standing ovation for his powerful acceptance speech after winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his film BlacKkKlansman. "I hope this makes you proud".
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Black excellence reigned supreme at the 2019 Oscar Awards.
Other notable wins of the night included Peter Ramsey, who became the first African-American to be nominated for Best Animated Feature. "Always, always pushing me to think positively and I know that I would not be here without her, that she's gotten me over the hump in a lot of ways". Despite Green Book being about an African American man who made history, the crew going up to accept the award on stage was predominantly white.