Ava DuVernay's Next Film Will Be A Drama Set During Hurricane Katrina

January 26, 2015 6:01 PM

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SNUBBED: How volatile is awards season? In September, Jennifer Aniston was barely considered a legitimate contender after "Cake" made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. By December, Aniston became a full-fledged favorite in the category, a possible upstart who could even unseat presumed winner Julianne Moore. Today, she's snubbed. Aniston was visible throughout the last two months, but this may have come down to the fact that not a lot of people actually saw "Cake." If they did, Aniston would have been a nominee. She's great in the movie.

SNUBBED: After "Selma" premiered in November, Ava DuVernay rose to the top of this category in the eyes of many pundits. Unfortunately, pundits don't vote for Oscars. DuVernay would have been the first black woman ever nominated for Best Director, but instead of taking victory laps over the last mon...

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