Ruth E. Carter, the woman behind the costumes for Marvel’s Black Panther film, will be honored at the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) by receiving their Career Achievement Award. She is also nominated for Excellence In Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Film for her work on the movie. The CDGA celebrates excellence in film, television, and short form costume design.
“The decades of iconic costumes and her stunning designs from this year’s Black Panther certainly speak for themselves. As one of the most innovative and passionate leaders in her craft, the CDG board and its members can think of no more deserving recipient of the CDGA 2019 Career Achievement Award than Ruth E. Carter,” said Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild.
With 30 years of experience and over 40 projects under her belt, Carter has styled for films including of course Black Panther, Sparkle, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Ava Duvernay’s Selma, and Marshall from director Reginald Hudlin.
Ruth E. Carter’s nomination at the CDGA will not be her first time being recognized as she has received two Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design, the first African American to be nominated in this category, according to Deadline. In 2002, Carter received the Career Achievement Award from the American Black Film Festival and the 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Award from Essence.
The 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place on February 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.