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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