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Ava DuVernay to be honored as Television Showman of the


ABC/Paula Lobo After being recognized as a trailblazing female director on films including Selma and A Wrinkle in TimeAva DuVernay is now being honored for her work on the small screen.

The Oscar nominee will receive the Television Showman of the Year award from the International Cinematographers Guild on February 7, two days before the 2020 Academy Awards, according to EURWeb.

“This honor means something very special to me,” DuVernay says in a statement. ”It comes from a tribe of professionals that I was proud to call myself a part of for over a decade. I’m more thrilled to be recognized by the publicist community than I can express.”

Ava began her career as a film publicist before segueing into creating TV and film content.

The 47-year old writer/director/producer/director created the highly acclaimed Netflix series, When They See Us, which received 11 Primetime Emmy nominations. DuVernay also created Queen Sugar for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and served as executive producer of The Red Line series on CBS.

Last year, Ava was named Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards. 

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