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LGBT Spin On Oscar Diversity

By Charlotte Robinson, February 28, 2016
We’re gearing up to watch the 88th Academy Awards tonight. For our LGBT community we have a mixed spin on representation of LGBT diversity in this year’s nominees. Though “Carol” the fabulous romantic lesbian film & “The Danish Girl” about the first transgender pioneer both received nominations they were not included in Best Director or Best Picture category & “Tangerine” was totally overlooked. However last night at the Independent Spirit Awards history was made when Mya Taylor won for Best Supporting Actress in “Tangerine” becoming the first transgender actress to win a major film award. Laverne Cox stated, “I am so happy, inspired & proud of Mya Taylor for making history tonight becoming the first transgender actor to win at the Spirit Awards. And I loved her call to action in her acceptance speech to the filmmakers in the room to put transgender talent in your films. We have award winning talent & craft that just needs a chance to shine.” Also at the Independent Spirit Awards Ed Lachman won for Best Cinematography for “Carol”. Carol’s Ed Lachman & Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy are both nominated for Oscars tonight along with Cate Blanchett for Best Actress & Rooney Mara for Best Supporting Actress with “The Danish Girl” Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor along with Alicia Vikander for Best Supporting Actress. So while we wait to see who wins this year listen to our exclusive audio interview with Oscar Nominated Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy:

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