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  Newsmakers   05 Mar 2018  Daniela Vega makes history, becomes first transgender Oscars presenter

Daniela Vega makes history, becomes first transgender Oscars presenter

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 5, 2018, 6:12 pm IST
Updated : Mar 5, 2018, 6:12 pm IST

Vega was given opportunity to participate at Academy Awards after starring in Sebastian Lelio's Oscar nominated film 'A Fantastic Woman'.

Vega's movie went on to win the prestigious 'Best Foreign Film' Oscar award Sunday night in the category of best foreign film, representing Chile. (Photo: AP)
 Vega's movie went on to win the prestigious 'Best Foreign Film' Oscar award Sunday night in the category of best foreign film, representing Chile. (Photo: AP)

The 90th Academy Awards made history when Daniela Vega became the first transgender presenter at the Oscars.

Vega got the opportunity to participate in the Oscars after starring in Sebastian Lelio’s Oscar nominated film ‘A Fantastic Woman.’

The movie went on to win the prestigious 'Best Foreign Film' Oscar award Sunday night in the category of best foreign film, representing Chile.

However, Vega’s moment of glory came when she was given the task to introduce a performance by Sufjan Stevens, whose song ‘Mystery of Love’ from 'Call Me By Your Name' was nominated for best original song.

Vega’s own film 'A Fantastic Woman,' based in Santiago, is a drama about a transgender woman who battles her lover's family after he dies.

'Thank you so much for this moment'. she said, before introducing Stevens.

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