Daniela Vega to Become First Transgender Person to Present at the Oscars

Daniela Vega, a transgender actress who received major critical acclaim for her performance in Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, has just made award show history.

She will be the first transgender person to present an award at the upcoming 90th Academy Awards, taking place on March 4th in Los Angeles, California.

The Chilean actress, although not nominated for her work at the Oscars, has received nominations and wins elsewhere for her incredible performance in the film, including winning Best Actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival as well as two nods for the Gay and Lesbian Critics Association.

The film itself is however nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.  It stars Vega as a a trans woman mourning the death of her older lover.

Also on deck to present at the 2018 Oscars include Viola Davis, Greta Gerwig, Mahershala Ali and Chadwick Boseman.  The ceremony will be hosted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and will air live on ABC.  

Check out the trailer for A Fantastic Woman below: