Ava DuVernay Shares Message Of Gratitude After ‘When They See Us’ BAFTA Win

August 1, 2020

ET Canada, Sarah Curran, 1 August 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic called for the acceptance speeches to be delivered via Zoom, the BAFTA Awards 2020 was still a night of major celebrations for the creme de la creme of the entertainment industry.

Ava DuVernay was one of the big winners on the night, with her Netflix limited series “When They See Us” taking home the International BAFTA honour over major shows such as “Succession”, “Euphoria” and “Unbelievable”.

DuVernay took to Twitter to share a message of thanks, while acknowledging the [exonerated young men once dubbed the] Central Park Five.

“On behalf of every crew member, actor, scribe, producer and executive involved in WHEN THEY SEE US, I thank for this acknowledgment of our work chronicling the triumphant lives of Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaam. xo,” she wrote.

Editor’s note: STILL WE RISE has altered this article, adding the words in brackets.

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