What could take shape as the first night, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first black woman to win a Oscar For best hair and makeup for her work on “Ma Rainey Black Black”.
“I want to say thank you to our ancestors who put the work in, were denied, but never gave up,” Neil said. “And I also stand here as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling with great enthusiasm for the future. Because I can picture black trans women here and Asian sisters and our Latina sisters and indigenous women, and I know that one day it will not be unusual or frightening; This will just be normal. “
Neil and Wilson, who were awarded for the film’s hairstyle (Sergio Lopez-Rivera was cited for the film’s makeup) were also the first black women Ever nominated In the category. Award added Unrecognized in 1981, after the 1980 drama “The Elephant Man”.
August Wilson’s play and George C. The film, directed by Wolff, was set during a recording session in 1920s Chicago. It tells the story of Renee, a leading blues singer played by Viola Davis, and her fight to save her gift from exploitation by a white-owned record label. When Chadwick Boseman’s composer, an aspiring artist named Levey, wanted to play a song in his own way, such as a clash of agos.
New York Times co-chief film critic AO Scott wrote in his review.