A Fantastic Woman

Chile’s Academy Award winner for best foreign-language film received nine nominations for the Latin-American version of the Oscars. Sebastian Lelio’s Oscar winner A Fantastic Woman is now a favorite for the Platino Awards — the Ibero-American version of the Oscars — with nine nominations, including for best film, director, and actress for transgender star Daniela Vega. The
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“I was prepared for division, to say the least,” the director told THR. A Fantastic Woman director Sebastian Lelio sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his recent Oscar nomination for best foreign language film and spoke about the “surprising” reaction from international audiences. “A year ago, we released the film in the Berlin
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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,
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The Chilean actress, who happens to be a transgender woman, “plays Marina with a grace, strength and resilience that is empowering and beautiful to behold.” Nick Adams is GLADD’s director of transgender media & representation. It’s not a spoiler to share that at the beginning of A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica), Marina, a transgender
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