Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Snags Four Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Ava Duvernay poses in the press room with the awards for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and outstanding writing for nonfiction programming for "13th" during night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles
2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Press Room - Night One, Los Angeles, USA - 09 Sep 2017

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Ava DuVernay‘s Netflix documentary on mass incarceration, 13th, had a huge night at the 69th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Having been nominated for 8 awards, the film walked away with 4 of them in the following categories – Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Writing for Nonfiction Programs, Outstanding Motion Design, and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (for The Letter to the Free by Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins).

 In her heartfelt acceptance speech, DuVernay made no apologies for speaking out on the current social and political climates:

“When all kinds of people are feeling aggressively demoralized and devalued, people of justice and dignity need to stand up and make our voices heard. Our voices are stronger than those that try to silence us.” – Ava DuVernay