Lily Gladstone makes history as 1st Native American nominee for best actress

Lily Gladstone's recent Academy Award nomination for Best Actress is a historic moment.

She is now one step closer to potential victory for her outstanding performance in Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon."

Lily Gladstone, of Siksikaitsitapi and Niimiipuu heritage is the first Native American actress nominated for an Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards.

This marks the fourth time an Indigenous actress has been nominated in the Best Actress category.

In the film, Gladstone portrays Mollie Kyle a real-life figure, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

The crime drama, set in 1920s Oklahoma revolves around the murders of Osage tribe members committed by white men seeking oil rights.

Earlier this month, Gladstone made Golden Globes history winning Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama.

She dedicated the award to "every little rez kid" and emphasized the importance of representation for Native children.

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