TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Ruth Negga attends the TIFF/InStyle/HFPA Party during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
  • Golden Globe Awards

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

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.