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Lily Gladstone is "most likely to win an Oscar"



As shown in the picture circulating around social media lately, ever since Lily Gladstone was a young girl, she was considered by her peers to be the ‘most likely to win an Oscar’. But perhaps it wasn't simply a yearbook photo. In fact, this could soon come true.


In addition to this fun curiosity, making the victory a great achievement on a personal level, Lily Gladstone carries a great weight on her shoulders as she represents a minority that this year, for the first time in history, receives an Oscar nomination.

The actress is in fact the first Native American woman nominated for best female leading role but furthermore, the first indigenous person to receive a nomination at the Academy Awards full stop.

This record-breaking nomination comes four years after Mexican native Yalitza Aparicio received her Best Actress nomination for Alfonso Cuaròn's “Roma” at the 2019 Oscars, where Olivia Colman won.


While speaking of records, it is also the first time that two foreign language films have been nominated as Best Picture and received 5 nominations each. It truly is a great year for film. 


In pole position this year with Emma Stone, who is vying for her second Oscar, Gladstone seems to be the favorite at the moment. She has already won a Golden Globe for this role and her emotional acceptance speech opened with a statement in Blackfeet language, that of the community that raised her. "It's a historic victory, which doesn't belong only to me" she announced proudly that evening.


The importance of the story represented is rewarded and in fact, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is featured in the Best Picture category. This film by legendary director Martin Scorsese, tells the story of the silent massacre of the Osage tribe in the United States.


Whatever happens on the night of March 10th, Lily Gladstone will be remembered in history, by all communities who are finally being represented after being ignored by the Academy for a century.



Written by: Olga Raimondo


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