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.
.@JordanPeele wins Best Original Screenplay and thanks fans of #GetOut: "I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen. Let's keep going" https://t.co/ZF8wllV3ux #Oscars pic.twitter.com/RIbAqdFqA4— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 5, 2018
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...
Jordan Peele is an Oscar winner. Celebrate accordingly. pic.twitter.com/36LfFG5oFQ— Birth.Movies.Death. (@bmoviesd) March 5, 2018
Jordan Peele created a new genre. He deserves this.— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 5, 2018
Best original screnplay: Jordan Peele! Get Out! And two years ago we all were like "whoa, that comedy guy is writing a horror movie?" Admit it!— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) March 5, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS @JordanPeele SO WELL DESERVED YOU MADE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE :facepunch::skin-tone-5::boom:#dying#oscars— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) March 5, 2018
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!
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