Oscar nominees: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island’s Yance Ford, and Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig.

A Fantastic Woman Breaks New Ground for Trans Representation. Could It Also Win an Oscar?

A Fantastic Woman Breaks New Ground for Trans Representation. Could It Also Win an Oscar?

Shining light on the overshadowed in TV and film.
March 2 2018 7:00 AM

Oscar-Nominated: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island, and Lady Bird

Ahead of the 90th Academy Awards, we discuss Chile’s Foreign Language Film nominee and revisit conversations with two first-time directors.

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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris discusses A Fantastic Woman, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, with Slate science intern Alex Barasch. Then, we revisit two interviews with first-time directors who could win major awards on Sunday: Yance Ford, whose film Strong Island is up for Best Documentary, and Greta Gerwig, a contender for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Lady Bird.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.