Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Wins Oscar For Best Original Screenplay
This historic moment marks the director-writer’s first Oscar win ever and Jordan Peele is still up for Best Director.
Wow! Wow! Wow!
No words can really encapsulate the feeling of seeing Jordan Peele winning his first Oscar for a film that he wrote, produced and directed. And yet, here we are! Just a few moments ago, the former Comedy Central star joined the ranks of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher McQuarrie and Spike Jonze as an Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out.
Peele, the first black screenwriter to win the Academy Award for an original screenplay, received a standing ovation from his peers and filmmaking community. It was a moment to witness, which also resonated with those at home (including yours truly) who were watching history in real time. After thanking those who were responsible in getting Get Out made and in theaters, Peele turned his attention to all those who bought tickets, shared the hype through word of mouth and made the film a box office smash.
Get Out was more than just a simple movie. It was a look into what black people go through and how our bodies are not just “our” bodies. Without getting too high on a soapbox, seeing Get Out win for Best Original Screenplay is a strong sign that future films by black creatives that tell stories from our perspective have a shot at making an impact in a major way.
Peep some of the reactions to Jordan Peele’s historic win below:
— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) March 5, 2018
— Dani Kwateng-Clark (@danikwateng) March 5, 2018
— April (@ReignOfApril) March 5, 2018
— Matthew T’Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 5, 2018
— Tatiana Shuri King (@TatianaKing) March 5, 2018
— Blavity (@Blavity) March 5, 2018
Seeing Jordan Peele win an Oscar for GET OUT, I can’t help but wish that George Romero could be alive to see this moment. This traces directly back to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a movie great enough to have won Oscars but of course it didn’t stand a chance back in 1968.
— Matt Barone (@MBarone) March 5, 2018