Oscars 2018: LGBT+ Winners & Highlights

Last night's Oscars saw quite a few historical firsts with many queer people receiving nominations, although they weren't all winners here are the highlights from last night's ceremony.


This year was peaked to be a good one with LGBT+ talent holding nominations in many categories, some of which were firsts in the history of the Oscars.

Chilean actress Daniela Vega made history by becoming the first transgender woman to present an award.

Yance Ford also made history, becoming the first openly transgender director (or trans man in any category) to be nominated for his work on the intensely personal documentary “Strong Island”.

It was reported that LGBT themed film Moonlight was given an opportunity to re-accept the award from last years ceremony when it was mistakingly awarded to La La Land.

Host Jimmy Kimmell told Deadline: “We offered them a moment. And they said it’s okay. We’re fine. We gave our speech when we won the Oscar and we’re okay leaving it at that.”

On the red carpet, Adam Rippon spiced things up by wearing an S&M inspired Moschino tuxedo and everyone was on board.


LGBT+ Movers & Shakers & Winners

Queer representation at this years Oscars was strong and while not all LGBT+ nominees were winners, many made history by gaining nominations in categories that have seen very little diversity in the past.

A Fantastic Woman, the film which stars Daniela Vega, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Call Me By Your Name received four nominations and scooped best-adapted screenplay with screenwriter James Ivory becoming the oldest winner of an Oscar.

During his opening monologue, Jimmy Kimmel through a jib at Mike Pence and his anti-gay stance saying: “We don’t make films like Call Me By Your Name for money, we make them to upset Mike Pence.”

Disney’s Coco won Best Animated Feature and producer Darla K Anderson thanked her wife and Adrian Molina thanked his husband.

In her acceptance speech, Anderson highlighted the importance of representation of diverse culture in the film:

“Coco is proof that art can change and connect the world. And this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an other to be heard.”

Mudbound also made history with Rachel Morrison becoming the first woman in history to be nominated for cinematography.

The film’s director and co-writer Dee Rees was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Even though she picked up no wins om the night the writer made history becoming the first queer woman of colour to have received a nomination in this category.


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