Two of the most talked-about projects – When They See Us & Us from persons of colour directors, Ava DuVernay & Jordan Peele won at Critics’ Choice Awards 2020.
DuVernay’s When they See Us brings the world’s attention on the injustice and police brutality faced by black people in America. The Netflix Docuseries was heavily accepted and watched by movie lovers for the texture of the story. However, it was snubbed at a few award show as it failed to pick most awards contrary to the predictions of fans.
But, it managed to win two awards out of sixteen at the 2019 Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and now it has also picked the Best-Limited Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2020, DuVernay delivered an inspiring speech after picking the award, she said:
“Thank you to the critics for finally letting us take the stage, Cases like this are happening all around the world, in this country, most specifically on our watch. People who are poor and innocent are behind bars while the rich and guilty walk free and gain power. The late poet Audre Lorde told us exactly what to do at times like this. When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.’”
Director of US, Jordan Peele starring Lupita Nyong’o also won Best Sci-Fi movie.
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