Director Ava DuVernay‘s Selma, a film chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic Alabama march that spurred President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965, scored three Golden Globe nominations on Thursday: best picture, best actor (David Oyelowo) and best director. The director nod is history-making: Prior to the nomination, no African-American female director has ever been tapped into the category by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell caught up with the director as she made her way to the Toronto airport.

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