March 5, 2018 / 2:24 AM / a year ago

Chile's 'A Fantastic Woman' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (Reuters) - Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” a drama about a transgender woman who battles her lover’s family after he dies, won the Oscar on Sunday for best foreign language film.

The film, directed and co-written by Sebastián Lelio, marked Chile’s first Oscar victory in the category and had been considered the favorite to win the Academy Award. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Sandra Maler)

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