Now that it looks like America is getting on board with the Black Lives Matter movement, film director Ava DuVernay has reportedly been elected to the Motion Picture Academy’s Board of Governors for the first time.
According to Deadline, the 13th creator was elected to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) Board of Governors.
“Life is a funny, fascinating thing. You never know what’s around the corner,” DuVernay tweeted on Wednesday following official word from the Academy.
The Academy reports that the results of Ava’s election with five others brings the number of female board members from 25 to 26 and people of color from 11 to 12, including the three Governors-at-Large.
Ava’s position on The Board of Governors, along with her counterparts, will be to set the Academy’s strategic vision, preserve the organization’s financial health, and assure the fulfillment of its mission, Deadline reports.
The board is expected to meet virtually Thursday to discuss a potentially delayed date for the 2021 Oscar show. It was scheduled for February 28 but can possibly be pushed back to March or April.
The full list of 2019-2020 Board of Governors is available on oscars.org .