'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Could Find Emmy Love With OWN After Oscars Fail Her

February 2, 2015 8:34 PM

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During this year’s Oscar race, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Selma, the historical drama about Martin Luther King’s time in the Alabama town during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, was going to land nominations in all major categories available to it. However, when the dust cleared, the critically adored film only received a nomination for best picture and original song. This snub has of course caused a stir among the journalistic community over diversity in Hollywood. But, based on a new announcement, it seems that conversation may soon be moving to the small screen.

Selma director Ava DuVernay is going to re-team with Oprah Winfrey for a new OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) original series based on the novel Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile, the network announced Monday. Winfrey will be featured in a recurring role in the show, which will follow “a spirited woman who ...

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