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With the 2018 Oscars, the Motion Picture Academy has taken steps towards more diverse nominees. As a result, people of color, women, members of the LGBT community and other once-marginalized groups are seeing their stories and their people recognized.
Get Out's Jordan Peele became only the fourth African-American helmer to be nominated for best director, and if he wins the Oscar on March 4, he'll be the first black winner in that category. Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig also became the fifth woman nominated for best director and a win would make her only the second woman to take home the Oscar in that category, after Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2010.
Elsewhere, Strong Island director Yance Ford became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for best documentary, and Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison broke through the glass ceiling, or camera lens, becoming the first woman nominated for best cinematography.
Ahead of the 2018 Oscars, take a look at these and other milestones reached by this year's nominees.
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