2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number Of Black Artists

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2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number Of Black Artists
Seven individual black artists took home trophies Sunday night.
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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.