Ava DuVernay Makes History with Golden Globe Award Nomination

Ava DuVernay made history this morning. She is the first Black woman to be nominated for Best Director in the 72-year history of the Golden Globes. With this nod, the Oscar buzz for DuVernay, whose 'Selma' was also nominated for Best Picture, continues to grow.

11-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for her role in soon-to-be released 'Annie' remake.

Veteran actress Viola Davis received a nomination for her Best Actress in a TV Drama for her leading performance as Annalise Keating in "How to Get Away with Murder." Davis has been nominated previously for her supporting roles in "Doubt" and "The Help."

Netflix comedy “Orange is the New Black” is up Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Uzo Aduba received a nod for Best Supporting Actress for her brilliant portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. Uzo won an Emmy earlier this year.

A full list of nominees is available here. The show air January 11, 2015 on NBC.

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