Daniela Vega becomes first trans Oscar presenter

Daniela Vega becomes first trans Oscar presenter

Daniela Vega becomes first trans Oscar presenter

It's too much for anyone to take, but Marina is strong, and she will do anything to attend Francesco's funeral, even when Francesco's family tries to keep her way.

Said director Sebasti√°n Lelio backstage: "It has been a long struggle to have the state acknowledge the existence of transgender people and now we are about to face a new government which is very right-wing and very conservative and I think it will mean a step backwards". She smiles at him, and they go to dinner for Marina's birthday.

Last February, the film had also won the prize for the best Ibero-American film during the Goya Awards Gala in Spain. "I see the world is trying to change fast, but in some areas, that change is being blocked".

Actress Rita Moreno, 86, presented the award and had the audience cheering for her as she danced toward the microphone, wearing the same dress she wore when she won an Oscar in 1962.

When Lelio accepted the award on stage, he called Vega his inspiration for the film.

On Twitter, fans of Vega commended the actress - who has said she is the only transgender actress in all of Chile - for her achievements. But Vega still made history on Sunday night as the first out trans presenter in the history of the Academy.

This year's Oscars are being hailed as one of the most diverse in history with many cultures and communities being represented and recognized. But after a police vehicle picks her up and takes her back to the hospital, she realises that she's being treated as a suspect in Francesco's death and not as a grieving partner. The man is Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a business owner and Marina's much older cis boyfriend. This is why the focus on Marina's story is so vitally personal and based in singular human experience. But her life is thrown into turmoil when he suddenly dies. Marina loved Francesco and wants to say a final goodbye.

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