“Selma” is up for best picture at the 87th Academy Awards, but David Oyelowo (foreground), who plays the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., did not receive a best actor nod, despite being a favorite for one. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay also was snubbed. DuVernay would have been the first African American woman nominated in the directing category.
“Selma” is up for best picture at the 87th Academy Awards, but David Oyelowo (foreground), who plays the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., did not receive a best actor nod, despite being a favorite for one. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay also was snubbed. DuVernay would have been the first African American woman nominated in the directing category. Atsushi Nishijima TNS
“Selma” is up for best picture at the 87th Academy Awards, but David Oyelowo (foreground), who plays the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., did not receive a best actor nod, despite being a favorite for one. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay also was snubbed. DuVernay would have been the first African American woman nominated in the directing category. Atsushi Nishijima TNS

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