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Lily Gladstone Makes History as First Native American Nominated for Oscar in Best Actress Category

This awards season has seen Lily Gladstone (Blackfeet and Nimíipuu) blaze a trail for Native performers as she garners nominations and awards for her role in Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon." Today, she has made history as the first Native American actress to be nominated for an Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards, and the fourth Indigenous actress to ever earn a nomination in the category.

Gladstone played the female lead opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio in Scorsese's sprawling 1920s crime drama about the murders of Osage tribal members for their oil rights. Gladstone portrayed Molly Burke, the real-life Osage woman whose life was the center of the horror.

Earlier this month, Gladstone made history as the first Indigenous person to win the Golden Globe award for female actor in a motion picture - drama.


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