‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele Win “Best Picture” & “Best Director” At 2018 Independent Spirit Awards
Just one day before the Academy Awards, Jordan Peele and his film Get Out took top honors at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards.
On the eve of the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards were held to showcase the best in ingenuity and creativity. Walking away with the top honors of the night—“Best Picture” and “Best Director”—was Get Out and its director-writer Jordan Peele.
Consider the fact that Get Out was up against tough competition as it went up against other Oscar nominated films such as Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and Lady Bird. Peele, personally, was up against Sean Baker (The Florida Project), Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie (Good Time) and Chloe Zhang (The Rider).
Peele is the only one out of the list who also has a nod for “Best Director” at tonight’s Oscars.
Other winners at the Independent Spirit Awards included Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon for “Best First Screenplay” for The Big Sick and Mudbound was the recipient of the “Robert Altman Award” for a film’s ensemble cast, director and casting directors.
You can check out the full list of nominees and winners by clicking here.
It should also be noted that recent past winners of “Best Picture” at the Independent Spirit Awards who have taken the top prize went on to do so at the Oscars. These include Moonlight, 12 Years A Slave, Birdman and Spotlight.
Will Jordan Peele and Get Out make history tonight? We shall see as the 90th Academy Awards airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.