- DuVernay is the first black woman to win Best Director at the Sundance film festival (for Middle of Nowhere)
- The first black woman to direct a Best Picture Oscar Nominee (for Selma)
- First black woman director to be nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the Oscars (for 13th)
- First black woman to direct a live-action movie with a budget of $100 million (A Wrinkle of Time)
Happy Birthday to the infinitely talented, always inspiring, fearless, courageous and glorious @Ava! Xx— Jennifer Lee (@alittlejelee) August 24, 2017
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Happy birthday to the queen! Favourite DuVernay film?