Ava Duvernay's "13th" Dominates The Creative Emmy Awards

AllHipHop Staff

Ava Duvernay’s documentary about the criminal justice system took home a bunch of awards during the Creative Emmy Awards.

**(AllHipHop News) Director Ava Duvernay’s criminal justice reform documentary “13th” was a four-time winner at the Creative Emmy Awards on Saturday night.

The “Selma” filmmaker was lauded for her work in the categories of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, and Motion Design, while rapper Common and his collaborators Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins landed the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics accolade for their song “Letter to the Free,” which features on the soundtrack to “13th.”

Common, who was in attendance at the Los Angeles ceremony, celebrated the win on Instagram by vowing to continue fighting for prison reform and social justice.

“Although I’m honored and excited beyond belief for this award, my motivation for doing this song was from the heart like it always is,” he wrote. “This award is for all the incarcerated people in the prison system and for justice… We have more work to do and this is only the beginning. So please don’t think for 1 second that my passion for justice stops here…”

The Creative Arts Emmys celebrates the more technical aspects of TV production and serves as a precursor to the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on 17 September.