Ava DuVernay wins big for Queen Sugar and Documentary 13 “award season”
Female Director Ava DuVernay doesn’t have to pat herself on the back for all her hard work because everyone else is busy doing it for her. From winning the 2017 BAFTA award for 13th Best Documentary, 2017 NAACP Image Award for Queen SUGAR “Best Drama Series” and ’13” Best Documentary! Then everything else will go uphill going forward with an Oscar Nodd. Keep your fingers crossed America! Looks as though our girl Ava DuVernay will not be leaving us for a while.
A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990’s. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which included My Mic Sounds Nice (2010) which aired on BET.
DuVernay’s first narrative feature film, I Will Follow (2010), secured her the African-American Film Critics Association award for best screenplay. Her follow-up, Middle of Nowhere (2012) won the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance film festival, making her the first African-American woman to receive the award.
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About Ava DuVernay