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1st Globe Nod for Black Female Director

On Thursday, Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for best director at the Golden Globes. DuVernay’s film, Selma, which chronicles the civil-rights marches of Selma, Alabama, also received a Best Picture, Drama nod and a best actor nomination for its star, David Oyelowo. Oyelowo told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, “She’s made a little bit of history. It’s so wonderful.” Selma is DuVernay’s third film; in 2012, she became the first black woman to win the best director prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her second film, Middle of Nowhere.