"We're in Toronto, it's snowing outside, I'm with one of my best friends in the whole world, David Oyelowo. We're very, very thrilled that the film was recognised, what a morning!" Selma director Ava DuVernay shared the excitement of the film's four Golden Globe Awards nominations with her leading man, David Oyelowo, who portrays late civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. onscreen.