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Ava DuVernay  give thanks

I always have a blast at the #SpiritAwards. It's a celebration of independence in cinema. This year saw a lovely, inclusive selection of pictures. Thanks to everyone at @FilmIndependent and all our fellow nominated filmmakers. Also grateful to @jasonbolden @narsuzo @vernonfrancois and @gucci for helping me brush off the director's dust and look presentable. Good times. xo!

Party-hopping last night. Started with the annual Women in Film Honoree Celebration where I caught up with Queen Meryl. Then to the Netflix dinner with Ted Sarandos, Common's annual Toast to Nominees and onto CAA's party, where I recreated Driving Miss Daisy with David. We call it Driving Ms. DuVernay. #WeAreNerds.

What can we say? We love New Zealand! Thanks to everyone we encountered in this beautiful country. We loved working with you on @wrinkleintime!

This land is sacred. God smiles here. I feel blessed to tell a story about light conquering darkness in this exquisite place. Under the watchful eyes of the magnificent Maunga Aoraki. Kia ora to the Maori people, Tangata Whenua O Aotearoa. Eternally grateful to our exceptional New Zealand crew, especially my main man @StuntMaori. Big thanks to #MaoriTV for the love and @CanadaGoose for keeping me warm and fly. And respect to my favorite set photographer @Jimagraphy for capturing my happiness in this picture. Tena Koutou Katoa! Nga Mihi, Ava

From tonight's recognition by #ABFFHONORS as Television Show of the Year to being named Outstanding Drama Series by both NAACP Image Awards and the African-American Film Critics Association, I take a moment of gratitude for our tireless and talented cast, crew and writers. This series has been one of the most fulfilling professional journeys I've had. Much love and much respect to the artists and audience of #QueenSugar! Proud! xo!

A little black girl's dream. It came true! Grateful beyond words. My truest thanks to the sistren at @Essence. Proud. xo.

Welcomed with a Powhiri. Blessed with a Karakia. United with a Haka. Grateful to the Maori people, Tangata Whenua, for receiving us so warmly. Thank you! #WrinkleinTime

Shooting on the hillsides of rural New Zealand and just heard about BAFTA for @13THFilm. A "British Academy Award" as some call it, for a documentary about American criminalization. Proud to amplify this issue beyond our borders. Beaming with gratitude for the chance to make this film at this time. #ChangeIsGonnaCome

That's a wrap on Chris Pine. Our very own Dr. Murry in WRINKLE IN TIME. Wonderful to work with, focused and fun. Thanks for being so cool, Chris. xo

How do you get a bunch of esteemed directors to take a selfie? You ask! Lovely evening with these gents: the directors of Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Arrival, LaLa Land and yours truly with 13TH. Thanks to Pete Hammond and Santa Barbara Film Festival for inviting me.✌🏾️

Love to my fellow nominees at the #OscarLuncheon today! Duty calls and I'm here on set. Happy to be with this terrific team. Thanks to the coolest crew around for this substitute class photo! xo