Jordan Peele Becomes First African-American to Win Best Original Screenplay

From comedic skits to an Oscar for best screenplay. Jordan Peele has come a long way since his days on Mad TV

As for what's next for the Oscar-winning director, it sounds like Jordan Peele isn't opposed to exploring the themes in Get Out again.

Fans of the breakout movie were concerned with recent reports stating that older Oscar voters dismissed the Jordan Peele directed film and refused to even watch it. Peele shared that he stopped writing the script "20 times" because he thought it would be impossible to get the film made. He triumphed over front-runners "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

"I had to do like a Jedi mind trick on myself and say every obstacle that comes up ... because there's 40 a day ... is putting me in a position to make a stronger choice than I started with".

It seems the magnitude of his win only hit after the show, when Peele tweeted: 'I just won an Oscar.

Twitter immediately lit up, and once everyone was clear that she'd said "inclusion rider" not "inclusion writer" (although that sounds nice too), explainers about the contractual clause (also known as an equity rider) began popping up online. "You're watching your last jump shot for a year".

It was a democratic Oscars overall.

But Gerwig's "Lady Bird" left empty handed, Rachel Morrison did not become the first female cinematography victor (the long-snubbed Roger Deakins got that honor finally for "Blade Runner 2049" after 14 nominations) and Ford was not the first transgender Oscar-winner. "It's one thing to make an entertaining film; he's made an important film".

Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire Get Out to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.

"I've been at this a long time", said Deakins, a 14-time nominee.

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman presented the trophy to Peele. My wife, who supported me through this whole process. The track was nominated in the original song category.

I mean, let's face it, you'd probably lose it, wouldn't you, realistically? I love that universe and I feel like there's more story to tell. "Can you feel it?"

A Fantastic Woman, about a trans woman mourning the death of her partner, was named the best foreign language film.

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