Was Selma Director Ava DuVernay “Robbed” of an Oscar Nomination?

January 18, 2015 2:21 AM

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The idea that Selma director Ava DuVernay automatically deserved an Oscar nomination is a diversity claim with no basis in reality. DuVernay had a brief career as a director before this, including an episode of Scandal last year.

She had two feature films, both of which were criticized by some of the same media outlets now acting as if she automatically should go to the head of the line.

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