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BE: Black Excellence At The 2019 Oscars!


I have to be honest. When Spike Lee finally took home this oscar I felt so proud because finally he had received his just due. Sure he received an honorary award back in 2015 but this one was special and well deserved. This was a pretty good year for black film making in general and I look forward to a very promising future as we push the envelope with stories that only WE can tell. Here are some of tonights most captivating winners!

The actress was awarded the best supporting actress statue on Sunday for her role in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is as strong as her love for her family. In her acceptance speech, King called herself someone who is an "example of what it looks like when love and support is poured into someone."
When Black Panther's Ruth Carter won the 2019 Academy Award for Achievement in Costume Design she started her speech by exclaiming, "This has been a long time." Verily, I say unto you, this the kind of "knowing your worth" energy we all need to be manifesting every day. Ruth Carter, actual legend, stepped on that stage and reminded the Academy exactly who she is.
Mahershala Ali made history twice at Sunday night's Academy Awards, becoming the first black actor and Muslim man to win two Oscars in the Best Supporting Actor category. He joins Denzel Washington as the only two black people to win multiple acting Oscars. Sunday's win marks yet another milestone for the celebrated actor, who was little known to many Americans just five years ago.
Hannah Beachler on Sunday made history as the first African-American to be nominated for -- and win -- an Academy Award in production design for her work on "Black Panther."