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2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number of Black Artists

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Published on February 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s
Seven individual black artists took home trophies Sunday night.
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2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number of Black Artists

The Academy Awards recognized a record-breaking number of black artists Sunday night.

Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler became the  first-ever black artists  to win the Oscars for best costume design and best production design, respectively, for their work on "Black Panther." Staying behind the scenes, Spike Lee won best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman," and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" co-director Peter Ramsey  took home a statuette  for best animated feature film.

And in the acting categories, Regina King won best supporting actress for "If Beale Street Could Talk," and Mahershala Ali took best supporting actor for "Green Book." Additionally, "Bohemian Rhapsody's" Rami Malek won best actor — making 2019 the first time  three out of the four  acting winners have been people of color.

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