Ava DuVernay's "13th" Wins Four Emmy Awards

 photo la-1505015183-mcuoxpgo93-snap-image.jpgWith eight total nominations, "13th," Ava DuVernay's acclaimed documentary on mass incarceration, was favored to win big at the Creative Arts Emmys.

The Netflix original earned four awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special. DuVernay also picked up a statue for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.
The director and showrunner used her time on stage to shed more light on the ongoing problem or mass incarceration. “It’s nights like these when you are able to amplify a story with this kind of attention that make me happy,” DuVernay said. “This is an evergreen story. It’s ongoing. It wasn’t just something that we dropped last year. It shouldn’t be forgotten. There are still 2.3 million people behind bars. We over-incarcerate in this country — the most incarcerated nation in the world. Now, more than ever, it’s important for people who believe in a different way of policing and criminal justice to make our voices heard.”

Read more of her remarks at Deadline.

At the Creative Arts Emmys,  the non-televised Emmy awards are presented.