10 Black Female Directors Making Major Moves

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Director Ava DuVernay attends a taping of “Queen Sugar After-Show” at OWN on November 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Ava DuVernay

During the past five years, Ava DuVernay’s list of firsts has grown quite long. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, she became the first Black woman to win the Best Director Prize for her second feature film “Middle of Nowhere.” In 2014, her direction of “Selma” led her to became the first Black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the first Black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. And this year she became the first Black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of more than $100 million with “A Wrinkle in Time.” And then there’s “Queen Sugar” which basically speaks for itself.

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