Daniela Vega will be the first openly transgender person to present at the Oscars

A Fantastic Woman

The 28-year-old Chilean actress received critical acclaim last year for her acting debut in Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman. 

Chilean actress Daniela Vega has been announced as a presenter for the upcoming 90th Academy Awards, which will make her the first ever transgender performer to host at the prestigious ceremony.

Viola Davis, Jennifer Garner, Margot Robbie, Mahershala Ali, Greta Gerwig, Chadwick Boseman, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, and Laura Dern will also present.

“Whether returning to the Oscars stage, or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal,” said producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “Their contributions will make for an unforgettable evening.”

Vega earned widespread acclaim last year for her role in A Fantastic Woman, which is up for Best Foreign-Language Film.

The film – directed by Sebastián Lelio – stars Vega as a trans woman mourning the death of her older lover.

Watch the trailer for A Fantastic Woman below.

The 90th Academy Awards will air 4 March at 8pm on ABC. 

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