Daniela Vega, you may have heard, is the first out trans person to present at the Oscars.
Yance Ford was nominated for his movie Strong Island, which is a shattering, incredible documentary.
In past years, other trans artists to receive Oscar nominations include:
- In 1974 (1974!) songwriter Angela Morley for scoring The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella and The Little Prince
- In 2016, singer Anohni (formerly of Antony & the Johnson) for “Manta Ray” from the documentary Racing Extinction, and
- In 2017, visual effects artist Paige Warner for helping to develop ILM’s facial performance-capture solving system.
Let’s get those numbers up, shall we?