Hollywood, CA – Jordan Peele won his first Academy Award on Sunday night (March 4). The comedian/director took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the psychological thriller Get Out. His victory marked the first time in history an African-American person won in that particular category.
The film also served as Peele’s directorial debut and smashed box office records. It earned him the highest-grossing debut for a black director and the first such film to earn over $150 million.
I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 5, 2018
Get Out is nominated in multiple categories, including Best Picture. Actor Daniel Kaluuya is nominated in the Best Actor category, while Peele is also up for Best Director.
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) March 5, 2018