Monday, 24 September, 2018

Jordan Peele's Oscar Win for 'Get Out' is a History Making Moment

Oscar 2018 | Jordan Peele becomes first black screenwriter to win Best Original Screenplay award Why We Need More Filmmakers Who Aren't Cisgender White Men
Ivan Hill | 06 March, 2018, 01:54

Peele is just the fourth Black writer nominated for Best Original screenplay. Though Mary J. Blige lost out on the best supporting actress award for her role in "Mudbound", the Bronx-born singer still gave a winning onstage performance of the flick's track "Mighty River".

"Every obstacle comes as a gift", he said.

He later said, "When the nominations for this came out, I had the wonderful feeling of looking at the 12 year old you had this burning in my guts for this type of validation and I instantly realized that an award like this is much bigger than me". He had this to say in regards to the project: "One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite".

The night was ultimately about the actors, artists, composers, directors and designers who put together awesome films over the previous year, though.

It was a democratic Oscars overall.

Among the other nominees were "The Big Sick" and "Lady Bird".

The 39-year-old writer-director on Sunday became the first African-American to capture the Oscar for best original screenplay for "Get Out".

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"I said that Jordan deserves it, Jordan deserves it", Kaluuya said, recalling the conversation.

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman presented the trophy to Peele.

Vega introduced Sufjan Stevens's performance of "Mystery of Love", the Oscar-nominated song from Call Me By Your Name. The track was nominated in the original song category.

Peele also thanked his mother for teaching him how to love in the face of hate. "Can you feel it?" He's also received numerous nominations for the film, including Best Director and Best Picture.

Del Toro's best director honour was widely expected - he took the top prize at several preceding awards shows - and he was an omnipresent darling of the awards circuit, at one point bringing a case of tequila to an awards function. Is Peele ready to cash in even more with a "Get Out 2"?

Peele was a surprise victor at the otherwise predictable award ceremony.

"I instantly realised that an award like this is much bigger than me".

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