King, who virtually swept every award show during awards season this year, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. Her win makes her the eighth black woman to win the Best Supporting Actress award joining Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Lupita N’yongo, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis.
Ruth E. Carter & Hannah Beachler
Carter, whose first film for costume design was School Daze in 1988 won the award for Best Costume Design for Black Panther. Beachler won for production design, becoming the first two Black women to ever win Academy Awards in those categories. Beachler’s work includes Moonlight, Lemonade and more.