We all know Ava DuVernay should have been nominated for a directorial Oscar, but the Oscars sought fit to deny her what she’s owed. One anonymous voter even said that Selma didn’t have any art in it (paraphrasing).

Well, Ava, it might not be an Oscar, but I’m giving you a WOC Wednesday shoutout for your work on Selma and Middle of Nowhere. Your work as a director in the (white) man’s world of Hollywood is inspiring, and with your upcoming TV projects, I’m sure you’ll stay on top as one of the directors to watch.

What do you love about Ava DuVernay? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

Left to right: David Oyelowo (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) discusses a scene with Director/Executive Producer Ava DuVernay on the set of SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films.

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By Monique