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Ava Duvernay

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $67,013,714 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #993)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Selma (Director), Selma (Executive Producer), Middle of Nowhere (Screenwriter), Middle of Nowhere (Director), Middle of Nowhere (Producer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Herself (Life Itself)
Most productive collaborators: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Webb, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo
Born: August 24th, 1972 (45 years old)

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee1$810,454$8,791$819,245
In Technical RolesDirector5$52,313,714$14,700,000$67,013,714
Executive Producer1$52,076,908$14,700,000$66,776,908

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

July 17th, 2017

Fantasy adventure starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling directed by Ava Duvernay opens March 9, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Selma

May 4th, 2015

Selma Selma is the latest film about African-American history that I've reviewed in the past few years. Twelve Years a Slave and The Book of Negroes where both about slavery, while Selma is about the civil rights movement. The change of setting will be nice and I'm hoping the film will be just as good without being as difficult to watch. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Box Office
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7/4/2014 Life Itself Herself  $810,454 $8,791 $819,245
Movies: 1Totals:$810,454$8,791$819,245
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3/9/2018 A Wrinkle in Time Director $0 $0 $0
12/31/2017 Untitled Participant Media Hurr… Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
10/7/2016 13th Director $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Selma Director,
Executive Producer 
$52,076,908 $14,700,000 $66,776,908
10/12/2012 Middle of Nowhere Director,
$236,806 $0 $236,806
Movies: 5Totals:$52,313,714$14,700,000$67,013,714