The director of the upcoming Disney feature A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay, just received the NAACP Entertainer of the Year Image award. The awards were held last night, the day our nation honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. DuVernay’s acceptance speech listed off some of the recent creative contributions and successful projects by people of color, including but not limited to Shonda Rhimes with Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder; Donald Glover for Atlanta; and Ryan Coogler with Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther.
— A Wrinkle In Time (@WrinkleInTime) January 16, 2018
She also mentioned her own upcoming project, A Wrinkle in Time, saying “a little black girl with glasses and she saves the universe from darkness that seems to be all around us. It is a love letter that I made for family and community and the best in ourselves.”
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 16, 2018
DuVernay left those in attendance with some inspirational words, saying “This is our time. We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it — that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do: Live the dream. We’re the dream.”
Take a peek at “Realizing A Wrinkle in Time”, the behind-the-scenes featurette video that debuted during the broadcast: