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As you all likely know, February is Black History Month. It’s a perfect opportunity to shine a light on those who do amazing work but don’t get the credit that they deserve. For us today, we’re focusing on the world of film. Namely, who or what would you like to give a special moment in the sun?
Just this season, representation in the Oscar race has been as good as ever. “BlacKkKlansman” and “Black Panther” are up for Best Picture. “If Beale Street Could Talk” is up for multiple Academy Awards. “Blindspotting” and “Sorry To Bother You” spent time being cited on the precursor circuit. In just a few days, either Barry Jenkins or Spike Lee could take home the top prize in Best Adapted Screenplay. There’s still more work to be done, but this is a step in the right direction. As such, there’s no shortage of talent from this most recent time to pay tribute to.
Beyond 2018 players, creative forces like Ava DuVernay are raising the game in Hollywood. DuVernay has become an A-list filmmaker with superior fare such as “13th” and “Selma.” She’s hardly alone, but she’s especially notable for how many doors she’s helping to open in Hollywood. She has real pull and influence. For that alone, she’s a deservedly iconic figure already in the industry.
We present an open-ended question to you today. Is there a filmmaker, film, or artist you want to pay tribute to during Black History Month? Let us know!