Oscars: Manta Ray Gets Nominated: Best Song!

Hegarty is the lead vocalist for the band Antony and The Johnsons. They created music for the film Racing Extinction. Hegarty wrote the lyrics for the song Mantra Ray, which was nominated for the award of Best Original Song!

This is the second time a transgender person has been nominated for an Oscar, with the other known trans person being Angela Morley, a transgender composer who was nominated twice in the seventies.

In addition to Hagerty's nomination, this is also a big year for the transgender community because Eddie Redmayne was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his adaptation of Lily Elbe in the film The Danish Girl. Overall, this is a huge year for trans rights at the Oscars. Be sure to watch on February 28th!

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