The release of Oscar nominations revealed the first transgender filmmaker to be nominated as a director:
“Chile’s ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ nominated for the best foreign language film, also stars trans actress Daniela Vega.
Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers.
Yance Ford, the director of the documentary Strong Island and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, a Netflix release about Ford’s investigation into his brother’s 1992 murder, was nominated for best documentary.”
Originally published: 1/24/2018