Ruth Negga received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in “Loving,” the latest film from Little Rock director Jeff Nichols. It was the lone Oscar nomination for “Loving,” which landed on dozens of critics year-end best films lists and was seen as an early Academy Award nomination. Negga and her co-star, Joel Edgerton, were previously nominated for Golden Globe Awards. Neither won.