Jordan Peele bags Best Original Screenplay for Get Out at Oscars

07 March, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • US director Jordan Peele and his wife US comedian Chelsea Peretti arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards

I'm so proud to be part of a time, the beginning of a movement.

The 90th annual Oscars aired Sunday, March 4 and Black stars showed up and showed out.

"Some of my favorite movies are movies by straight white dudes about straight white dudes". It's not that hard.

"When the nominations for this came together, first of all I had this wonderful feeling of looking at the 12-year-old who had this burning in my guts for this type of validation", he added.

"Look around, ladies and gentlemen", McDormand told the crowd after asking every female nominee in every category to stand up, "We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".

At last night's Oscars ceremony, comedian-cum-writer-director Jordan Peele walked away with a statuette for penning the year's Best Original Screenplay, his terrifying, funny, hyper-timely horror flick Get Out.

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Peele is also the first black filmmaker ever nominated for directing, writing, and producing in the same year.

Performing her song "Mighty River" from her Netflix film, "Mudbound", the singer belted the Best Original Song nominated tune with her usual gospel-tinged vocals.

His journey to Oscars [VIDEO] is definitely not an easy one. The next generation of writers and directors and actors is watching.

"This was an independent film and we sweated for it", the director said. It was the only award the film received, but it was one of the most monumental. It may not have won Best Picture or Best Director, but Get Out is a film that seems more and more likely to resonate with audiences of the future, as well as the present. For the Best First Feature race, two are by Asian filmmakers, Kogonada's Sundance acclaimed "Columbus" with John Cho, and Atsuko Hirayanagi's "Oh Lucy!".

Get Out's screenplay win at the Oscars may be just what the doctor ordered in terms of breathing new life to the genre and paving the path for future horror classics down the line.

The paradigm has indeed begun to shift positively at least in the indie film industry. In his escape, he ends up killing most of the family, and starts to strangle his evil girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams), but stops as his pal Rod arrives in a police auto.


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