Ruth Negga, Loving - Best Performance By An Actress, Motion Picture-Drama

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 12, 2016
Actress Ruth Negga

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The story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple from a small rural community in Virginia who took their civil rights case all the way to the US Supreme Court in the early 1960s is told, in writer-director Jeff Nichols’ film, essentially through the eyes of its two main characters. Ruth Negga pored over an extensive amount of research, including a documentary about the case, to build her performance as Mildred. “It’s really the clarity of the couple in love and how much in love they were, how much they adored and respected each other”, she shared with us. This is Ruth Negga’s first Golden Globe nomination.