Jordan Peele takes home Oscar for best original screenplay

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(Last Updated On: March 6, 2018)

Jordan Peele accepts the Oscar® for original screenplay for work on “Get Out” during the live ABC Telecast of The 90th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Image credit: Todd Wawrychuk / Bill Barnes / A.M.P.A.S.

Jordan Peele made history as the first African American to win an Oscar® in the original screenplay category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ history.

“Get Out,” Peele’s first film, received nominations in four categories including Best Picture (Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Sean McKittrick), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Original Screenplay and Best Director (Jordan Peele).  In his acceptance speech, Peele described the many starts and stops involved in writing the screenplay and his uncertainties about securing funding then thanked those who were instrumental in helping to make the film.

The comedian turned filmmaker made his directorial debut in the satirical horror movie centered on a photographer who meets his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time and in the process makes some disturbing discoveries that he could have never imagined.

For a full list of Oscar nominations and winners, click here.

Jordan Peele takes home Oscar for best original screenplay