Ava DuVernay Nominated Best Director Golden Globe for ‘Selma’

Selma and Ava DuVernayFrom Forbes:

There is a lot of news to parse in this year?s Golden Globe nominations. The fact that four of the five nominated comedies are created by women. The fact that Angelina Jolie?s Unbroken was left out. The fact that not a single woman was nominated for best score. The fact that not one of the films nominated for best drama or musical/comedy is about women.

Folks in the business try to dismiss the Golden Globes as non-indicators of the Academy Award nominations, but I have always loved these awards because we get to see TV and film stars in one place and cutting it loose, at least a bit.

But there is some seriously good news on the women?s front in one big way: the nomination of Ava DuVernay for best director of a feature film. She is the first woman of color and only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for this award.

Read more at Forbes.