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Denzel Washington and Ruth Negga nominated for Oscars for best actor and actress with four other Blacks, Viola Davis, Octavia Spenser, Naomi Harris and Mahershala Ali, nominated for best supporting actress or actor, and Barry Jenkins, also Black, nominated for best director and best screenplay....Blacks got six nominations in acting categories, a departure from the last two years when Blacks were snubbed....Washington is snubbed this year for a best director nomination for "Fences," which, along with others, including "Hidden Figures," and "Moonlight," with Brad Pitt as its executive producer, is nominated for best picture....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of and

Viola Davis and Denzel Washington (pictured) have both received Oscar nominations for their starring roles in the motion picture film "Fences," Washington for best actor, and Davis for best supporting actress, though Washington was snubbed for best director for the film, an adaptation from the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by playwright August Wilson. "Fences' is among the Oscar nominees for best picture. Playwright August Wilson, who wrote the 1983 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Fences," which was adapted for motion picture purposes and is now a contender for best picture for the 2017 Academy Awards Ruth Negga is nominated for best actress for her role in the film "Loving." the only Black woman to garner an Oscar nomination for best actress for the 2017 Academy Awards Octavia Spenser (far right) has received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for her starring role in "Hidden Figures," which tells the s

'12 Years a Slave' wins Oscar for best picture, Steve McQueen is first Black director to win Oscar for best picture, Lupita Nyong'o, also Black, wins Oscar for best supporting actress in the film, read the list of 2014 Oscar winners here at Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper, the motion picture movie was produced by Actor Brad Pitt, John Ridley, who is also Black, wins for best adapted screenplay for the movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) stars in '12 Years a  Slave,' the epic drama that took home the Oscar for best picture Sunday night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards By  Kathy Wray Coleman,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press) ) /   ( ) LOS ANGELES, California  — The brutal  historical drama '12 Years a  Slave' won best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Director Steve McQueen Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, out did best picture nominees Gravity, Captain Phillips, Philomena,  The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, and The Dallas Buyers Club. McQu

Youngest Oscar nominee in history for leading role in a motion picture is nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, who is Black and stars in the film 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' which President Obama calls 'spectular,' Denzel Washington is the other Black Oscar nominee, and is nominated for best male actor in a leading role for his portrayal of an alcoholic airplane pilot in 'Flight'

Quvenzhané Wallis Denzel Washington  By Johnette Jernigan, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black  Newspaper  ( www.cleve ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-Nine- year -old Quvenzhané Wallis (pronounced Kuh-VAHN-zuh-nay) is the star of the popular film  'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' and the youngest Oscar nominee in history in the category of leading role in a motion picture. And she is Black and extraordinarily talented, movie critics say. The young star faces Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, and Riva Emmanuelle as contenders for best actress at this year's 2013 Academy Awards, which will broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 24. The other Black nominated this year for an Oscar in a leading role is Denzel Washington, 58,  for his portrayal of an alcoholic airplane pilot i n "Flight." Washington has won two Golden Globe awards, an Academy award  in 1989 for suppor