Viola Davis is now the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history

From LA Times:

By Christie D’Zurilla Staff Writer  March 15, 2021 7:14 AM PT

Viola Davis’ best actress Oscar nomination Monday for her work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” makes her the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards.

Davis won the Oscar for supporting actress in 2017 for “Fences,” after being nominated in that category in 2009 for her work in “Doubt.” She’s competed for best actress before, in 2012, for playing maid Aibileen Clark in “The Help.”