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Mia Neal & Jamika Wilson Become First Black Women to Win Best Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar

It’s a history-making kinda day at the 93rd annual Academy Awards…

From Chloé Zhao becoming the first woman of colour and the second woman ever to win the Best Director award for her work on Nomadland to actress Yuh-Jung Youn becoming the first Korean woman to win Best Supporting Actress, women are smashing those glass ceilings left, right and centre!

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The latest history-making moment goes to Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson who, alongside Sergio Lopez-Rivera, just won the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling after transporting audiences back to the 1920s in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

They are the first Black women to win the award…. ever. 

“I can picture Black trans women standing up here, and Asian sisters, and our Latina sisters, and Indigenous women. And I know that one day it won’t be unusual or groundbreaking, it will just be normal,” Mia said in her acceptance speech.

Meanwhile, the film’s costume designer Ann Roth won the Best Costume Design award, making a little history of her own in the process.

She’s the oldest woman to win an Oscar at the age of 89!

(Feature Image Credit: photo via @jamikawilson/Instagram stories)

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