Director and storyteller Ava DuVeray, has a lot to celebrate this week as she has received her first Directors Guild Award nomination!
What We Know:
- On Monday, the academy released a partial list of 2020 nominees for the 72nd DGA Awards which features DuVeray’s name among others. She has been nominated for her Netflix short series When They See Us, which has been deemed the most watched series since its release in May 2019, reports Essence.
- The Selma director took to her Twitter account to thank the academy for her nomination.
Thanks to my fellow helmers for today’s #DGAAward nomination. My first ever Directors Guild Award acknowledgment. Feels nice. On behalf of our whole directorial team, thanks for recognizing this work. #WhenTheySeeUs https://t.co/vH6XOsWOMl
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 6, 2020
The remaining nominations of each category will be revealed Friday January 10. The winners in all categories will be announced on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.