Ava DuVernay won the Entertainer of the Year honors at Monday nights 49th annual NAACP Image Awards that aired on TV One for the first time on #MLK day.
Ava DuVernay who was presented with the award from Mary J. Blige, used her acceptance speech to say the names of television shows and movies featuring or made by African American’s.
DuVernay started off acknowledging Shonda Rhimes and her #TGIT shows, then there was Kenya Barris shows Black-ish, and Grown-ish, and by the time she got to Courtney Kemp who created POWER, she had the entire audience on their feet.
Say their names Ava! Say their names!
After Ava said EVERY name, and the shows she said these words that gave us at home chills and sent the audience into an uproar.
“I’ve got four words for you Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, it’s coming, and three weeks after Panther another hero takes the stage, a little black girl with glasses and she saves the universe from the darkness that seem to be all around us.”
Of course Ava was talking about her Disney movie A Wrinkle In Time, that stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Stormy Reid as Meg (the little black girl with glasses.)
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 16, 2018