First transgender academy award nominee to boycott the ceremony

Anohni, who is the first transgender to be nominated for the academy award, is boycotting the ceremony this year. In an essay written for Pitchfork magazine the singer said”I am the only transgendered performer ever to have been nominated for an Academy Award, and for that I thank the artists who nominated me. I was in Asia when I found out the news,” Anohni wrote. “A week later, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and the Weeknd were rolled out as the evening’s entertainment with more performers ‘soon to be announced.’ Confused, I sat and waited. Would someone be in touch? But as time bore on I heard nothing,”.

Anohni is nominated for “Manta Ray”, a collaboration J Ralph for the documentary Racing extension.


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