African-American Women Winners Make History at 91st Oscars – Lana K. Wilson-Combs reports

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HOLLYWOOD, CALFORNIA– It was an amazing and historic night for African-American women at the 91st Annual Academy Awards which were held Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Regina King, won “Best Supporting Actress” for her sensational role in If Beale Street Could Talk. It was the first Oscar nomination and win for King.

During her heart-felt acceptance speech, King thanked her mother and the film’s director Barry Jenkins.

In addition, Hannah Beachler received an Oscar for “Best Production Design” and Ruth E. Carter won for “Best Costume Design” for their work on the astounding, Ryan Coogler directed hit movie Black Panther.

Beachler and Carter are the first black women to win Academy Awards in their categories. Even more impressive, they are the first to win in non-acting categories.

King, Beachler and Carter were exuberant about their deserving big wins and fielded several questions from the press back stage about their films and their historic achievements. Read what they have to say on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER

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Lana Wilson-Combs

Lana Wilson-Combs has more than 20 years experience as a journalist. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Radio/Television, but began her career as a sports writer in the Bay Area at the Oakland Post newspaper before becoming a movie critic and entertainment writer. She is the founder of and on-air movie critic for KFBK Radio Station in Sacramento, California where she currently resides.