Ruth Carter to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ruth Carter to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ruth Carter (Image source: Instagram – @therealruthcarter)

Ruth E. Carter continues to collect monumental professional milestones like so many Academy Award nominations.

Carter, the first Black woman to win an Oscar for film costume designs for her work on the all-time blockbuster Black Panther, is now getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to The Root. 

Carter, 60, is a 35-year Hollywood costume design veteran who has also received Oscar nods for her work on Spike Lee’s Malcom X in 1992 and Stephen Spielberg’s Amistad five years later, according to She also created the look for characters in Lee’s classic Do the Right Thing and 45 other films during her illustrious career.

Soon after, the Walk of Fame honor was publicized in 2019 — but has been delayed due to the pandemic — Carter tweeted the following.

Carter will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. on

In addition to her immortalization in Hollywood, Carter was elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ prestigious board of governors in 2019. That same year, Carter was bestowed a career achievement awrard at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Millions of movie fans will be able to view Carter’s latest work in the highly-anticipated Eddie Murphy film, Coming 2 America, which will debut on Amazon Prime on March 5. She is also expected to work on Black Panther 2.

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