Oprah Winfrey, "Selma" stars to march in Alabama Sunday

Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo attend the 15th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Jan. 9, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Producer Oprah Winfrey and stars of the movie "Selma" will march in the famed Alabama city on Sunday to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Paramount Pictures Corp. says the march also will include "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, who portrays King in the movie.

The event will commemorate King's civil rights leadership and his involvement in the Selma voting rights protests of 1965.

The demonstrations are the subject of the film, which is among the nominees for best picture at the Academy Awards.

The lone black member of Alabama's congressional delegation, Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell, will moderate a panel discussion at Selma High School during the daylong event.

Paramount is holding two free screenings of the movie in Selma on Monday for the King holiday.

On Friday, President Barack Obama is hosting a screening of the film.

"Selma" received two Oscar nominations on Thursday -- for best picture and best original song. DuVernay was missing from the best director category, while Oyelowo didn't receive a best actor nod despite some buzz ahead of the nominations.