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SJ Alumna Receives A Golden Globe Nomination

Ava DuVernay, who directed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma, became the first black female to be nominated for a best director Golden Globe on Thursday.

But DuVernay, 42, says that on the morning of the nominations, she was focused on just one thing: hoping for a nomination for her star, David Oyelowo.

“All I was thinking in my heart, truly, was 'Please just David, just David,' " she told THR. "This man put every ounce of his heart and spirit and mind, every piece of his DNA into this picture. That's all I wanted."

Oyelowo, who was in Toronto with DuVernay on the morning of the nominations, did receive a nom for best actor, drama. And the Paramount film, about the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, received a nomination for best picture, drama.

But it's DuVernay's own nomination for best director that is unprecedented. Only two other African-Americans, both male, have been nominated in the best director category at the Globes: Spike Lee in 1990 for Do The Right Thing and Steve McQueen in 2014 for 12 Years a Slave. 

You can find more on this article by clicking on the link below. The Jester community congratulates our very own, Ava DuVernay on her nomination. Go Ava and Go Jesters! Source: