Ava DuVernay, the first black woman to have a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, fired up her social media accounts to congrats producer Nicholas Maye.
On April 26, the short film titled ‘Two Distant Strangers‘ produced by Maye, alongside Lawrence Bender, Jesse Williams, Chris Uettwiller, Sean Combs, Terrence J, and so on, received an Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film at 93rd Academy Awards.
Just hours after the great news announced, DuVernay took to her verified Twitter account in order to acclaim her “baby brother.” The ’13th’ filmmaker first released a TBT photo that sees Maye as a little kid and her as a teenager. Along with the photo, the Grammy Award-nominated director added a note that reads:
“When your baby brother executive produces a film that is now officially an Oscar winner, the joy is boundless! Congratulations, Nic Maye to you and the whole team behind Two Distant Strangers.”
DuVernay continued her message devoted to the executive producer of 2021 Academy Award-winning short film, starring Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard and Zaria Simone:
“You were always and continue to be our star. Dad is so proud. We all are. Oscars”
As for Maye, celebrated the news by releasing a couple of photos from the ceremony night.
See below to view the mentioned tweet.
When your baby brother executive produces a film that is now officially an Oscar winner, the joy is boundless! Congratulations, @NicMaye, to you and the whole team behind TWO DISTANT STRANGERS. You were always and continue to be our star. Dad is so proud. We all are. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/y1AiCU02HF
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 26, 2021