2. Oprah raves about ‘Middle of Nowhere’
Oprah is giving major props to Ava DuVernay for her work on Middle Of Nowhere.
She tweeted earlier this week. "@AVAETC saw your movie @MIddleNowhere. Excellent job especially with no money. Bravo to you my sistah." The next night she sent out another message about the film, calling it "powerful and poetic."
The film, which was made for less than $250,000, earned Ava the award for Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival. That makes her the first Black woman ever to win the honor.