At Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, Mya Taylor won Best Supporting Female, making her the first transgender actress to win a major film award.

Taylor won the prize for her performance in Tangerine.

Tangerine was one of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and received universally positive reviews. It was purchased by Magnolia Pictures, which distributed the film in a limited release on July 10, 2015. The film is currently playing on Netflix.

In accepting her award, Taylor called on Hollywood to support transgender talent.

“There is transgender talent. There's very beautiful transgender talent, so you better get out there and put it in your next movie,” said Taylor, who did not have major acting experience prior to starring in Tangerine.

In the film, notable for being shot on an iPhone5, working girls Sin-Dee Rella (played by Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Taylor) spend a Christmas Eve in Hollywood searching for the pimp who broke Sin-Dee's heart with a cisgender woman while she was locked up in prison.