Jordan Peele and Get Out just made Oscars history.
The actor and director became the first black winner of the Best Original Screenplay category. He is also the first Black filmmaker ever nominated for directing, writing, and producing in the same year.
“I want to thank everyone who helped me raise my voice,” Peele said while accepting his hardware.
Peele also thanked everyone who saw Get Out and even revealed that he stopped writing the movie “about 20 times.”
“I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it would never work,” he said. “Literally thought this was an unproduceable movie, because people seem to be afraid to take race on."
Of course, Twitter went wild...
Get Out was been nominated for a total of four Oscars this year: Best Picture, Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor and Peele for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Peele is only the fifth black director to ever be nominated in the directing field.
Congrats are in order for Jordan Peele and Get Out!