Peele makes history with screenplay win

07 March, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Angel Logan
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His win was greeted with a standing ovation.

Peele described directing Get Out as "one of the greatest privileges and experiences and responsibilities" of his life and put up a stout defense of horror, which often finds itself taken less seriously than other genres.

Peele became the first black writer to win the Best Original Screenplay statuette. I thought it wasn't gonna work. I thought it wasn't going to work.

He then thanked audiences for the film's success. Everybody who bought a ticket, who told somebody to buy a ticket, thank you. When asked about the importance of the awards and big accolades he said, "I didn't know how important it was".

Taking to Twitter shortly after his win, Jordan Peele acknowledged the moment saying, "I just won an Oscar".

The sweet shout-out came after Peele shared with reporters backstage what a profound impact Goldberg's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress had on him.

Directors Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, F. Gary Gray and Barry Jenkins - the director of last year's best picture victor, "Moonlight" - were among the newer directors he named. "I'm glad we do a little bit more than that". The horror/comedy movie breaks the mold as to which films traditionally exceed at the Academy Awards. The human-creature romance film won a four of the 13 Oscar's it was nominated for.

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel also got a big thumbs up from those who took the survey with 76 per cent enjoying the comedian's second successive Oscar job, with 61 per cent voting for him to front the show again in 2019. Goldman beat Daniel Kaluuya and Timothée Chalamet, who many believed deserved the award for their respective performances in Get Out and Call Me By Your Name.

Speaking at the press conference at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, after winning the award, Peele said: "It's a renaissance".

"My mother, who taught me to love, even in the face of hate", he said.

Another movie shot in Alabama won an Oscar.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez accept best original song award for "Remember Me" from "Coco" during the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Get Out isn't just his first movie as a filmmaker, but a rare genre movie that actually managed to get some very serious love from the Academy, something that nearly never happens.

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