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'Loving' Star Ruth Negga Continues Oscar Buzz at AFI Fest 2016

'Loving' Star Ruth Negga Continues Oscar Buzz at AFI Fest 2016

Ruth Negga is kicking off the upcoming award season with style and class.

The 34-year-old actress, who is drumming up a ton of buzz for her role in Loving, recently talked about why she was interested in the part.

“I was moved by the Lovings’ story because of my own background as a mixed-race person,” Ruth told the Los Angeles Times. “I was also drawn to this great love story that has never been told.”

She added, “We’re living in a very tumultuous time. People are looking for integrity somewhere, for a direction to take. The Lovings’ story isn’t over.”

Ruth stepped out for the Indie Contender’s Reception held during 2016 AFI Fest presented by Audi at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday (November 13) in Hollywood.

Others in attendance included Chris Pine, Miles Teller, Adam Driver, Kate Beckinsale, Rebecca Hall, Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martindale, and Sally Field.

FYI: Kate is wearing Rebecca Vallance pants. Miles is wearing a Topman jacket.

20+ pictures inside of Ruth Negga and more award season contenders at 2016 AFI Fest

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