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Samsung are celebrating gay women in film in new Oscars advert

The advert celebrates cinematographer Rachel Morrison's historic Oscar nomination for Mudbound and features out-director Dee Rees

Samsung are celebrating gay women in film in new Oscars advert
The advert stars Mudblound filmmakers and queer women Rachel Morrison and Dee Rees. Morrison is the first woman, and out woman, to be nominated an Academy Award for Best Cinematographer (Photo: Samsung)

Phone maker Samsung has championed queer women working in the film industry in their new 60-second Oscars advert.

The advert is due to be shown during the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (4 March)

The new advert, promoting the Galaxy S9 handset, is said to have been inspired by the achievements of cinematographer Rachel Morrison.

The Mudbound cinematographer is both the first woman and the first out woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography.

Samsung honor first out woman to receive Best Cinematography nomination

Morrison and queer director Dee Rees worked on the Netflix period drama together.

They both feature in Make It Yours, eating popcorn together in a cinema.

Dee Rees earned an Oscar nomination for her movie Mudbound

There will be numerous history makers at this year’s Oscars. | Photo: IMDB/Nicholas Hunt

Mudbound nominated for Academy Awards

Meanwhile director and co-writer Dee Rees earned a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Set in the American South during World War II, Mudbound tells the story of two families — one white, one black — living side-by-side.

Exploring themes of PTSD, racism and poverty, Mudbound stars Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige.

Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks and Rob Morgan also star.

Nevertheless, the film earned 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and Rees has been lauded for her direction and writing.

Recently, Mulligan said Rees would have been nominated for director if she were a white man.

The 90th Academy Awards take place on Sunday 4 March in Los Angeles.

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