At the 2018 Oscar ceremony, Daniela Vega starring A Fantastic Woman which the Oscar for best foreign picture went to became the very first transgender host, which has broken the history of Oscar and turned over a new leaf.
A Fantastic Woman is also the very first films winning the Oscar not only by the theme of transgender person but as a Chile movie. The leading actress Daniela Vega who stars the transgender has been through all these tough times herself. She was even selected as one of the best actresses in 21th century for her performance in A Fantastic Woman by renowned movie website Indiewire.
On the stage, before introducing Sufjan Steven to a performance of the original sound in movie Call me by your name, Mystery of Love, Daniela Vega asked everyone in the hall to feel the moment, to feel love. This moment meant a lot to her but this kind of love didn’t come easily. Since little, Daniela Vega knows she has strong desire for becoming a female.At the age of 17, she could finally wave farewell to her male body and transferred into a real woman. Daniela Vega has been at a loss with a female body,and it was hard to find a job for her indentity as a transgender. In that difficult period, she had no idea what to do in the future neither has thought that she would come to the Oscars one day.
“All our bodies transition, I made a gender transition, others do it through age,” Daniela Vega said.
Within the hard situation for being a transgender in the society, all Daniela Vega could do is to learn and grow from pain. The pain she suffered during the period of undertaking the transition made her stronger. Daniela Vega used to be a hair designer, with the support from producers and her family, she broke social rules and became a movie consultant as a transgender woman, and even stars in the movie A Fantastic Woman later.
This film presents pain, loss and fear as a transgender would face. Although she has been through many difficulties as a transgender, Daniela Vega still holds much hope to the transgender in Chile. As she is the first transgender woman on the cover photo of the magazine in Chile besides the movie.