01/16/2015 09:31 am ET Updated Jan 16, 2015

Ava Duvernay Oscar Snub For Selma: Are The Oscars Biased Against Female Directors?

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The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2015 Oscar nominees this morning, sparking analysis over the films it has blessed (Birdman, Boyhood) and those it has snubbed: namely, Selma, which was nominated for Best Picture and Best Song, but failed to yield a Best Director nod for Ava DuVernay.

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