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On Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, some homes with their first Oscars, others made history by winning, and almost everyone was effortless as they took the stage to accept their prize.
For example, Hannah Beachler was overcome by emotions when she and Jay Hart won the best costume design for their work on Black Panther . Beachler became the first African American to be nominated for and then win the category. Onstage thanked her film director Ryan Coogler: "I'm here stronger than I was yesterday. I stand here with agency and self-esteem because of Ryan Coogler. You not only made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person I stand here because of this man who offered me a perspective of another life that offered me a safe space that is patient and gave me air, humanity and brotherhood. "
Another Black Panther contributor, Ruth E. Carter, also made history by becoming the first black woman to win the award for the best costume design. "I've got it." Wow, it has been a long time, "she said while accepting Oscar, and later added that" Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design we turned him into an African king. "
Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar for the best-fit manuscript for BlacKk Klansman calling on him to deliver a strong acceptance of slavery and racism in the United States." to our ancestors who helped build that land into it, it was today with the genocide of its native people. If we all connect with our ancestors, we will have love and wisdom. We will regain our humanity. It will be a strong moment, "he said, later finishing the speech with a nod to the presidential election in 2020, which is" around the corner. Let's all mobilize. Let's all be on the right side of the story. Make the moral choice between love and hatred. "[1
Other top categories went to Roma s Alfonso Cuaron to best director ; The Favorite 's Olivia Colman for Best Actress; Bohemian Rhapsody s Rami Malek for Best Actor; and If Beale Street Could Speak & # 39 ; Regina King for Best Supporting Actress.
"Shallow" from A star born won for the best original song and gave Lady Gaga her first Oscar, she tore up the podium and delivered later some inspirational words: "One of the hardest things in the world ivet is to be brave enough to be yourself. I wish everyone could feel a joy inside them. It's actually what Bradley [director and co-star][Cooper] told me yesterday just before we made our last repetition of & # 39; Shallow & # 39 ;. He said, "Let's just get some joy." And it turns out that joy did a lot for me. "Look forward to the future:" I have a real dream that these awards will not only be male and female – that we will include everyone. "
Another memorable speech came from Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton who won best documentary short Oscar for Period End of sentence "I can't believe in a movie about menstruation just won an Oscar!" Zehtabchi said on stage.
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