The legendary Ann Roth has won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, acknowledging her incredible work in transporting audiences back to the 1920s in the Netflix drama, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Ann is the oldest woman to win an Oscar at the age of 89 – and she ties with James Ivory as the oldest person to win an Oscar.
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She wasn’t at the ceremony and didn’t give a speech remotely either but actor Don Cheadle said it best in presenting the award, describing Ann as someone who: “reads the script and asks herself questions about the character like, ‘When she goes to bed, where are those clothes? Do they fall on the floor? Does she hang them up?’ From there, Ann builds the costumes which define the character.”
Ann previously won an Oscar for her work on The English Patient in 1997.
She’s also received nods for her designs in The Talented Mr Ripley, The Hours and Places in the Heart and has over 130 credits to her name.
You can read the full list of this year’s Oscar winners HERE.
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