At least three members of the LGBT community made history today with the announcement of the 2018 Academy Award nominations.
Out lesbian Dee Rees became the first African-American woman nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Mudbound, which also earned out cinematographer Rachel Morrison the distinction of being the first woman nominated for Best Cinematography.
Yance Ford, meanwhile, got a nod for Best Documentary Feature for his investigative doc Strong Island—making him the first trans director to receive an Academy Award nomination.
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