Ava DuVernay Lands First Directors Guild Nomination
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Congratulations are in order as acclaimed director and previous Black Women in Hollywood honoree Ava DuVernay, who received her first DGA Awards nomination.

The Director Guild of America released a partial list of 2020 nominees for the 72nd annual DGA Awards earlier this week with DuVernay being recognized for her Netflix limited series, When They See Us.

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DuVernay celebrated the news on Monday.

“Thanks to my fellow helmers for today’s #DGAAward nomination,” she wrote on Twitter. “My first-ever Directors Guild Award acknowledgment. Feels nice. On behalf of our whole directorial team, thanks for recognizing this work. #WhenTheySeeUs.”

As of June, When They See Us has been viewed by more than 23 million accounts with Netflix adding that it had been the most-watched series since its release in May.

According to IMDb, DuVernay is currently busy preparing to helm three new projects: DMZ, Battle of Versailles, The New Gods, which is based on the DC comic book series of the same name.


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