Kristen Stewart and Ariana DeBose were
among the out actors nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday.
Stewart earned a best actress
nomination for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain's
DeBose received a nomination in the
Supporting Actress category for her portrayal of Anita in Steven
Spielberg's West Side Story remake. The film is based on a
screenplay by Tony Kushner, who is best known for his 1991 AIDS play
Angels in America.
DeBose could make history by becoming
the first out queer woman of color to win an Academy Award.
Flee, an animated documentary
feature film, received four Oscar nominations, including Best
Animated Feature, Best Documentary, Best International Film, and Best
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Flee
tells the story of Amin, who is contemplating telling his soon-to-be
husband how he fled Afghanistan.
The 94th Academy Awards will
take place in Los Angeles on March 27.