AMERICAN PRODUCER, AVA DUVERNAY WINS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AT NACCP AWARDS
The 49th NACCP image awards held last night, Monday 15th of January 2018. Lots of American celebrities were awarded, Ava DuVernay won Entertainer of the Year and “Girls Trip” won best motion picture.
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award.
For her work in Selma (2014), DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).
DuVernay’s next film, A Wrinkle in Time, reportedly has a budget exceeding $100 million, making DuVernay the first black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size.
Congratulations to Ava DuVernay on another achievement.