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Ruth E. Carter

African-American Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer
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Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today.

She has garnered three Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1993), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1998), and won for Black Panther (2019), as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of Roots.

She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Working with Spike Lee on over ten films beginning with School Daze and including Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and Old Boy.

Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Ava Duvernay’s, Selma, she proudly presents: Black Panther, her most recent work directed by Ryan Cooglar, which premiered in February 2018, and Marshall, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on Yellowstone, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

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