Transgender actress could make history winning Oscar

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28-year-old Daniela Vega has been receiving rave reviews for her central role in Chilean film A Fantastic Woman.Her character Marina has lost the one she loved and struggled to find herself in a very aggressive and transphobic surrounding. After it was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, Variety called Vega’s performance “a multi-layered, emotionally polymorphous feat of acting.” But it was not the only media praising Vega’s talent. Chile has already put the film forward as its Oscars submission, but it is Vega’s breakout performance that has captured the imagination. Trans musicians Angela Morley and Anohni have been nominated for Oscars, but not in the acting category, so Vega is already making history. “It’s too early to talk about that, to think about it. I have lots of festivals to attend, lots of dresses to wear,” she said with a grin, according to Associated Press. “The Oscars are a little bit beyond the timeline I’m thinking about right now. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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