Six Black Actors Nominated For Oscars

Denzel Washington landed his seventh nomination for Fences, extending his record as the most nominated black actor. His co-star Viola Davis made history also for her performance in Fences, she became the first black actress to earn three Oscar nominations.  

Octavia Spencer nominated for Hidden Figures and Naomie Harris for Moonlight. Ruth Negga was nominated for her work in Loving. And in supporting actor, Mahershala Ali landed a nom for Moonlight. Also recognized in supporting actor was Dev Patel, a British actor of Indian descent, for Lion.

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Hidden Figures, Fences, Moonlight, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea

Actress

Ruth Negga, Loving, Isabelle Huppert, Elle Natalie Portman, Jackie Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor

Denzel Washington, Fences Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Nicole Kidman, Lion Michelle Williams, Manchester by The Sea

Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Dev Patel, Lion Jeff Bridges,Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two StringsMoana
My Life as a ZucchiniThe Red TurtleZootopia

Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro, Life, Animated, O.J.: Made in America
13th, 
Fire at Sea

The Academy Awards will air Feb. 26 on ABC

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-Tariq