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A Film With A Trans Storyline And Trans Actor Just Made Oscar History

A Fantastic Woman just won Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.

Posted on March 4, 2018, at 9:32 p.m. ET

Sunday's Oscars made trans history with A Fantastic Woman winning Best Foreign Language Film. It's the first winner to feature a trans storyline with a trans actor (Daniela Vega) as its lead.

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Accepting the award for Best Foreign Film, Sebastián Lelio said: "I want to thank the cast of the film, especially the brilliant actor Francisco and the inspiration for this movie, Daniela Vega. This film was made by a lot of friends and artists. I share this with all of you tonight."

Emma Mcintyre

Vega also made history as the first openly trans person to present at the Oscars.

Daniela Vega is the first openly transgender person to ever present at the #Oscars. https://t.co/DNWArXgVva

That wasn't all, though. Although he did not win, Yance Ford was the first openly trans person nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar for his film Strong Island.

Courtesy of Netflix

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