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Ava Duvernay Oscar Snub For Selma: Are The Oscars Biased Against Female Directors?

Ava DuVernay arrives at the AFI Awards at The Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Str
Ava DuVernay arrives at the AFI Awards at The Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2015 Oscar nominees this morning, sparking analysis over the films it has blessed (Birdman, Boyhood) and those it has snubbed: namely, Selma, which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Song, but failed to yield a Best Director nod for Ava DuVernay.

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