Ava DuVernay makes history, becoming the first black woman director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director in the Motion Picture category. She’s on her way to doing the same, when the Oscar nominees are announced next month. Previous Golden Globe nominees of African descent in this category include Steve McQueen for "12 Years a Slave," and Spike Lee for "Do the Right Thing." It’s painfully incredible that between the years of 1990 to 2014 (24 looooongyears), there wasn’t a single black director (male or female) nominated for Best Director in the Motion Picture category!
Her movie, "Selma", picked up a healthy 4 nominations - Best Picture, Drama; Best Actor, Drama (David Oyelowo); Best Director (Ava DuVernay); and Best Original Song, Motion Picture ("Glory").
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