Oscars this weekend will mark a new era for women in film (includes video story)

The Oscars will take place this Sunday, April 25. This year’s 93rd annual Academy Award ceremony is historic, including 70 women who received 76 nominations, a record.

For the first time, more than one female director has been nominated in the best director category.

Those who are getting more into the limelight want to leave a positive impact on future generations.

“I want to be that inspiration factor for girls that look like me, you know, even the girls who don’t, but especially those who look like me,” said 26-year-old Miami actress Nadia Adelay.

Racquel Lewis is a Miami native who enjoys botany, comedy, theatre, and culinary arts. She is currently an assistant editor at South Florida Media Network while also attending Florida International University as a Broadcast Media major. Her goals are to have her own show and to get an Emmy.

Roberta Hurtado Armas graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies. She is currently pursuing a master's in Spanish-Language Journalism at Florida International University and is passionate about history, politics, immigration, and social justice. When she is not working, she enjoys riding her bike on the beach, reading, making desserts, and watching Netflix.