Ariana DeBose

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Sixty years ago, Rita Moreno became the first Latina to win an Oscar, given for the role of Anita in West Side Story. 

Today, Ariana DeBose won best supporting actress for the same role, becoming part of an elite club of Oscar-winners who've received the

accolade for playing the same character. They're the first pair of women ever to accomplish this.

DeBose, who is Black, Latina and white, is now the first openly queer woman

of color to win for her acting, and the only to be nominated.

"Even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true," she said in her acceptance speech.

 "To anybody who has ever questioned your identity....I promise you this, there is indeed a place for us."