The Academy Awards made LGBT history with their 2018 nominations.
Yance Ford became the first ever transgender director to be nominated for an award, according to NBC News. His film “Strong Island” follows the 1992 murder of his brother and was nominated for best documentary.
“I think that everybody out there should know that there is a generation of trans directors who are coming for their Oscars,” Ford said to Entertainment Weekly. “So this might be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last.”
The Academy Awards also nominated Sebastian Lelio's "A Fantastic Woman" for best foreign film. The Chilean movie follows a transgender woman’s mistreatment following the death of her boyfriend.