Ethiopia-born actress, Ruth Negga, has been nominated for the prestigious Oscars. She is nominated in the ‘Actress in a Leading Role,’ category for her role in the 2016 movie, Loving.
Ruth’s performances in the movie, ‘Loving,’ will pitch her against four other actresses for the award. The film she played in borders on the true life story of a Virginia couple who had to live through the days when inter-racial marriages were outlawed.
She was raised by her Irish mother after her Ethiopian father died in a motor accident when she was young. Other films she has starred in are Capital Letters (2004), Isolation and Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Warcraft (2016).
Her role in Loving, has won her other nominations aside the Academy Award for Best Actress. Other nominations include the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, and a BAFTA Rising Star Award.
The film which was released in the United States last year was directed by Jeff Nichols who also wrote the screenplay. Ruth starred alongside Joel Edgerton as the main characters. Others in supporting roles included Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll and Michael Shannon.
Her competitors for the award include Isabelle Huppert (for her role in the film ‘Elle’), Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie,’ Emma Stone in ‘La La Land,’ and Meryl Streep in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’
Oscars: Full list of 2017 Academy Award “BEST ACTRESS” Category Nominees
Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Emma Stone (La La Land), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
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