Money Moves April 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Here are the highest-paid Black Oscar nominees 2021

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Viola Davis

Viola Davis accepting an Emmy Award for her work in the TV series How to Get Away with Murder, 2015.
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Viola Davis was the highest Black earner in the 2021 Oscar nominees. Forbes estimates that she has made $7 million from acting over the last 12 months. Viola was nominated for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for the just-ended Academy Awards. Forbes estimates her paycheck for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to be $3 million. 

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